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601 7430 PYM, Barbara Excellent Women, Jane and Prudence, An Unsuitable Attachment : Omnibus Edition
Softcover; Trade PB Quality Paperback: New York; 1984; Book Club Edition 256+222+256 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, page edges faintly soiled; interior pages clean and bright. We have found binding on this large edition must be handled carefully to avoid damage.; Forward by Anne Tyler. An omnibus volume.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "I would be hard-pressed to find three such fine books. Pym is an utter delight and as engrossing a writer as you can find. " Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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602 7111 PYM, Barbara Some Tame Gazelle
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Kingston, RI; c1950, 1999; 252 pages Very Good 
No spine or cover creases, covers very lightly edgeworn. Small ink 1 on first advert page. A nice copy.; Author's first novel, although last published in the US. Pym considered by some to be the "most underrated writer of the 20th Century." 'This novel presents a reverse image of village life as portrayed in her last novel, "A Few Green Leaves". Where that was reflective, this is hopeful, gay, and turned to the future.'; '"Excellent Women", "A Glass of Blessings" & "Some Tame Gazelle" are three of my favourite books. My favourite foodie moments are in "Some Tame Gazelle".'-Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also recommended by Linda S. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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603 6950 Pym] BENET, Diana Something to Love; Barbara Pym's Novels
Softcover; Trade PB University of Missouri Press: Columbia, MO; 1986; 164 pages Very Good+ 
No spine creases, light edgewear; pages clean and bright. A very nice copy.; Benet posits, "Pym is a chronicler of universal human problems." Her "ten novels center on one great subject that moves, shapes, or disfigures all her major characters: the many guises of love, sought, attained, or frustrated.... In Pym's universe, the heart and mind require an object of love as the bridge from their fearful isolation to the world of feeling and caring."; Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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604 6769 PYM] Dale Salwak, ed. Life and Work of Barbara Pym, The
Hardcover University of Iowa Press: Iowa City, IA; 1986; First Edition 210 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Essays by nineteen distinguished contributors, almost all of which were written especially for this volume. They 'offer a variety of perspectives on Pym's novels and life and examine dimensions of her work not previously considered in earlier reviews.'; Spine and board edges sunned and worn; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, faintly edgeworn, sunned spine and edges. A nice copy.; Recommended by several Barbara Pym admirers. Book matches sample image. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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605 7424 PYM] HOLT, Hazel A Lot To Ask : A Life of Barbara Pym
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 1991; First US Edition 308 pages B&W Photographs: Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Black quarter cloth binding faintly dusty on edges, pages and covers clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper is very lightly edgeworn. A lovely copy.; Biography by Pym's close friend who was her literary executrix and is also a novelist.; "This definitive biography puts Barbara in her setting and relates her life to the age and the world in which she lived." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.75 USD
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606 5376 PYM] SALWAK, Dale Barbara Pym: a reference guide
Hardcover G. K. Hall And Co.: Boston; 1991; First US Edition Near Fine  
162 pages; Dark maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A new book with a small soil spot on top page edges. A very nice copy. No dust wrapper, as issued.; A bibliography of writings by and about Barbara Pym.  
Price: 17.75 USD
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607 1419 Raymond, Ernest Gentle Greaves
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Saturday Review Press: New York; 1970; Very Good with no dust wrapper  
559 pages; Black cloth boards lightly rubbed, text block edges lightly yellowed, top corner of front free endpaper clipped; no dust wrapper. ; Originally published in Britain in 1949. After WWII an elderly man and his adopted daughter arrive at an old, restored, London home. The story of the retired publisher's life begins in late Victorian England.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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608 1015 Rayner, Claire Jubilee : Poppy Chronicles I
Hardcover Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London; 1987; First British Edition 375 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail bumped, front board slightly flared, pages yellowed, erased pencil marks on front free endpaper. White dust wrapper not price cut, spine sunned, light edgewear. ; Poppy is one of the last of the Victorians, born in 1895. Her parents were culturally and socially worlds apart. Her mother, a woman with no fortune, meets her father, an East-End boxer in a London she never knew existed until one fateful evening. Part one of a six part series.
Price: 12.50 USD
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609 1016 Rayner, Claire Flanders : Poppy Chronicles II
Hardcover Weidenfeld & Nicolson: London; 1988; First British Edition 309 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head lightly bumped, front board very slightly flared, pages yellowed, erased pencil marks on front free endpaper. Dust wrapper not price cut, spine sunned, light edgewear. ; Poppy is 16 in 1911 and is attending suffragette meetings in London. Life is exciting with wonderful possibilities. The outbreak of the Great War in 1914 changes everything and adds a new kind of excitement and freedom as Poppy becomes an ambulance driver. Part two of a six part series.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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610 6459 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Centenary
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1981; Book Club Edition 236 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped, a few smudges on top page edges; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper has lightly yellowed white back and flap edges and light edgewear. Remnant of old price tag on front flap. First American edition stated but dust wrapper flap says book club edition. A very nice copy.; The village school at Fairacre is one hundred years old and there is the Caxley Spring Festival to enjoy. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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611 6534 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Fairacre Festival
Softcover; Trade PB Academy Chicago Publishers: Chicago; c1968,1990; Reprint 104 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Light edgewear and cover creases, no spine creases, page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition).; The village of Fairacre has a festival to help pay for the damage done to the roof of St. Patrick's church by an October storm. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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612 6635 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Storm in the Village
Softcover; Trade PB Orion Books: London; c1958,2006; Reprint 209 pages Very Good+ 
Faint spine and cover creases, previous bookstore stamp on inside front cover, very light edgewear. A very nice copy.; The third book in the Fairacre series. The storm in village is the rumour that a large housing estate is to be built on Mr. Millar's Hundred Acre Field, just on the edge of Fairacre.; Recommended by Linda S.. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.This edition out of print. 
Price: 11.75 USD
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613 6888 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Miss Clare Remembers
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; c1962,1976; Reprint 208 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Covers creased and edgeworn, pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; interior pages clean, none loose. ; The story of the 70 year friendship between Miss (Dolly) Clare, born in Caxley and Emily Davis of Beech Green.; Cover matches rather blurry sample image. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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614 6910 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Tyler's Row
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Hammondsworth, England; c1972,1982; Reprint 186 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, spine tail reinforced with archival tape, covers edgeworn, white rear panel lightly yellowed. Page edges yellowed (seen before in this edition); pages clean, none loose. ; Tyler's Row is four cottages in the village of Fairacre that date back to 1763.; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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615 6943 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Affairs
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1978; 239 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
A nice copy. First edition stated but lack of illustrated endpapers and statement on dust wrapper indicate this is not a true first. Spine ends and top corners lightly bumped; no binding problems. Pastedowns, free endpapers, and page edges yellowed; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white rear panel soiled, a few closed tears. ; Another enjoyable visit to Fairacre.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "Miss Read is the very best in light reading. 'Village Affairs' is among my favorite three Miss Reads. Highly recommended for a cozy escape." Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 12.25 USD
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616 7102 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Summer at Fairacre
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin Company: Boston; 1985; First US Edition 242 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
A copy of the true first US edition with decorated endpapers and green quarter cloth spine, not the more readily available book club edition. Spine tail bumped with a tiny tear, pale yellow page edges have a few faint soil marks. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn, spine and lightly soiled white rear panel sunned, a few chips and tears, two skinned areas on spine. ; "One of my favorite "Reads," I have loaned my own two copies time and again to friends that don't know about this soothing, straightforward English writer. In this volume, our school teacher Miss Read takes us back to Fairacre, a lovely downland village, from spring to the end of summer. Miss Read finds practical ways to help young Joseph Coggs and is a marvelously understated friend to Amy. How she deals with Henry Mawne (after all, he is married even if his wife is on an extended visit to Ireland and village tongues will wag when the lonely man stops by) and the bounties of the summer garden (how many baskets of gooseberries can one lone woman top and tail?)...are just two of the gentle complications waiting to be enjoyed. Don't be deceived by the simplicity of language and plot. Miss Read novels were written to last."-Holly H. recommends. This title also reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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617 7162 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Farewell to Fairacre
Hardcover; Ex-Library Michael Joseph: London; 1993; First British Edition 213 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, a black library binding with library tape reinforcing front and rear inside hinges. Spine has faint vertical line and bumped edges. Page edges lightly soiled; interior pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn; no library markings. Canadian price top corner, UK £ price bottom corner of front flap (seen before in this edition). ; Our final visit to Fairacre as Miss Read decides she must retire.; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-This author recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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618 7169 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] At Home in Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: London; c1985,1986; 261 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Covers lightly creased and edgeworn, no spine creases, white rear cover faintly soiled, pages pale tan, edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean.; Springtime in the village of Thrush Green. Eight retirement homes for those most in need are built where the old rectory burned down. Who will live there and how will they all get along? How will they accommodate the dogs, cats, and birds that will no doubt live there also?; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-This author recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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619 7170 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Village Affairs
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orion Books: London; c1977, 2008; 200 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ 
A new unread copy, fore-edge yellowed.; Another enjoyable visit to Fairacre.; 'The English village of Fairacre may appear idyllically peaceful to passersby, but when a rumor emerges—that the Fairacre School is to be closed and the children bused to nearby Beech Green—the village is up in arms at once. The schoolmistress, Miss Read, suffers agonizing indecision at the prospect, and her situtation is made worse when her infants' room teacher decides to leave and the short-tempered Mrs. Pringle becomes more contrary than ever. In this book, as in all of her wry chronicles set in the neighboring Cotswold villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green, Miss Read takes readers to a bygone world of charming eccentrics and stalwart characters. When troubles arise they are handled with a combination of manners, a bit of the stiff upper lip, and the occasional good-natured compromise.'

'Village Affairs' is among my favorite three Miss Reads. Highly recommended for a cozy escape." - Holly H. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups; "Miss Read is the very best in light reading." "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 9.50 USD

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620 7234 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Year at Thrush Green, The
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1996; First US Edition 266 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
We enjoy the four seasons of an entire year in the Cotswold village of Thrush Green.; Spine ends and top corners very lightly bumped; a lovely clean and bright copy. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear. ; " Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. This title also recommended by Linda S. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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621 7238 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Gossip from Thrush Green
Hardcover; Ex-Library Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1982; Book Club Edition 246 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
"A sleepy golden summer contains a flurry of activity in the village in this sequel to 'Return to Thrush Green'. Rumors spread that Mr. Venables is considering retirement just as the village's teacher is about to make an important decision. Molly Curdle prepares for a new baby. Vicar Henstock works on his sermon, quite unaware of the disaster that will overtake him."; First edition stated but dust wrapper indicates this is a book club edition. An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Spine ends and corners bumped; book downgraded from VG+ due to library markings. Dust wrapper edgeworn with a lightly soiled white rear panel, a single short closed tear, and a library label taped to sunned spine. ; " Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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622 7239 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Friends at Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: Hammondsworth, England; c1990,1991; 244 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Retired schoolteachers Dorothy Watson and Agnes Fogerty return to Thrush Green to visit their many friends.; Spine creases, light edgewear, and cover creases, pages pale tan, edges a bit darker (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; " Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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623 7249 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Thrush Green
Softcover; Ex-Library Academy Chicago Publishers: Chicago, IL; c1959, 1987; 226 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good- 
Ex-library trade paperback with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Lightly sunned spine, some edgewear and creases; interior pages clean. We have found this edition should be handled with care as the bindings are sometimes rather fragile.; Our first visit to Thrush Green, a small hamlet in the Cotswolds. 'A cast of characters is introduced as the village prepares for one pivotal day—May Day. Before the holiday is over, life, love, and perhaps eternity will touch the immemorial peace of the village.'; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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624 7323 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Return to Thrush Green
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: England; c1978, 1984; 208 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
Spine and covers creased and lightly soiled, covers edgeworn and rubbed, small circular label on back cover. Pages yellowed, edges have a few soil marks; interior pages clean, none loose.; Another spring visit to the Cotswold village of Thrush Green and its many memorable inhabitants.' Following the events of 'Thrush Green', it's spring again in the village, and with the change of season comes change in the lives of many villagers. The Young family's tranquility is disrupted by the sudden arrival of Joan's father, while Molly and Ben Curdle consider parking their gypsy caravan in order to settle down. Even the re-appearance of the disagreeable Sexton Piggot cannot dim the high spirits of the season.'; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading. Her books about life in Fairacre & Thrush Green are familiar, full of humour & interest but never sentimental or twee." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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625 7400 READ, Miss [Dora Saint] Fresh from the Country
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1961,2020; 185 pages Illustrated by J. S. Goodall; B&W Illustrations: New 
A new book received with light edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by the Jill Saint, the author's daughter.; Young Anna Lacey has spent most of her life on a farm in Essex. But her first teaching position carries her to an unattractive, newly constructed suburb where she has to adjust to cramped lodgings, a skinflint landlady, overcrowded classrooms, and eccentric colleagues ('a rum lot'). She must also adapt some of her idealistic theories of teaching to the realities of her energetic, exuberant pupils.

Fans of Miss Read's much-loved Thrush Green and Fairacre novels will be delighted with this tale of a young woman's first year of teaching, and perhaps also surprised by its sharp, funny portrayals of the foibles of human nature. Anna experiences some disappointments and uncertainties, but her practicality, determination and sense of humour see her through.; "Miss Read is one of my favourite writers of comfort reading."-This author recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group.Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 16.99 USD

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626 496 Read, Phyllis J & Witlieb, Bernard L Book Of Women's Firsts : Breakthrough Achievement Of Over 1,000 American Women
Softcover; Trade PB Random House: NY; 1992; 511 pages Near Fine 

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627 492 Read, Phyllis J & Witlieb, Bernard L Book Of Women's Firsts : Breakthrough Achievement Of Over 1,000 American Women
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1992; First US Edition 511 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Remainder dot on bottom edge, top corners badly bumped, white covers have two soil marks, spine has an indentation but binding is not damaged. Dust wrapper rubbed, scored and crumpled at top corners. 
Price: 16.75 USD
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628 6797 REDLICH, Monica Nice Girl's Guide to Good Behaviour
Hardcover Palazzo Editions: Bath, UK; c1935, 2008; Second Printing 160 pages Illustrated by Anna Zinkeisen; B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A new book received with light colour loss to tiny areas on board edges and very faint edgewear to dust wrapper.; Illustrated with wonderful period black & wwhite photographs and delightful drawings by Anna K. Zinkeisen. Originally published in England in 1935, this 'gently satirical handbook to being the right sort of girl effortlessly guides readers through the troublesome twists and turns of the social whirl. Monica Redlich dispenses advice for every possible encounter; from how to combine kindness with absolute honesty when reassuring friends (They always say a big nose is a sign of character) and what to say when caught in an awkward situation (I am just trying to get some dust out of poor Freddie's eye) to the perfect reply on receiving congratulations upon your engagement (Thank you, Angela darling. I only wish we could manage to find someone for you). Nice girls once reigned supreme, and with this essential companion they could again. No modern girl should be without it.'; Recommended. Book matches sample illustration. Published @ $19.95. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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629 1091 Rendell, Ruth Simisola
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1995; 327 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spot on top of text block edge (Coffee? ) ; dust wrapper has light edgewear and scoring. Book has 1st American edition stated but no price on dust wrapper, indicating a probable book club edition. ; A Chief Inspector Wexford mystery.; 'Ruth Rendell has always been a favourite of mine.'- Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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630 1097 Reynolds, James Sovereign Britain
Hardcover G. P. Putnam's Sons: New York; 1955; First US Edition Illustrated by The Author: Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
Drawings; 368 pages; Spine top corners bumped, bottom edges of boards lightly worn, previous owner bookplate on front decorated pastedown; dust wrapper edgeworn and slightly chipped at extremities. ; Great emphasis on houses and castles in the National Trust.  
Price: 21.50 USD
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631 394 Rice, Luanne Cloud Nine
Hardcover Bantam Books: NY; 1999; First US Edition 323 pages Fine in Fine dust wrapper 
A lovely book. ; Publisher's letter laid in.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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632 424 Riley, Judith Merkle Serpent Garden
Hardcover Viking: NY; 1996; Second Printing 467 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
In this tale of Tudor England, 'King Henry VIII arranges to marry his sister to the aging king of France to put an English heir on the French throne. Painter Susanna Dallet catches Henry's eye, and soon Susanna is unknowingly carrying with her the key to a secret that will embroil her in the French court's diabolical plots.'; Top board edges faintly sunned. A very nice copy in an unclipped dust wrapper. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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633 878 RILEY, Judith Merkle Master of All Desires
Hardcover Viking: New York; 1999; First US Edition 386 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends slightly bumped with a light vertical spine crease that does not damage binding. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; 'In 1556, the jealous Queen Catherine de Medici, whose husband Henri II is having an intrigue with Diane de Poitiers, turns to Nostradamus, the court astrologer for help. He introduces her to a magic box in which the head of an ancient magician called Menander the Undying will grant all her wishes in return for her soul. The box falls into the hands of a young woman named Sibille who foils its power when she refuses to wish for anything. ''  
Price: 12.50 USD
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634 243 Robinson, Patrick Kilo Class
Softcover; Trade PB Harper Collins: NY; 1998; Uncorrected Proof 436 pages Very Good+ 
Faint edgewear, page edges pale yellow.; Uncorrected proofs in wraps. This "meticulously researched novel is a sequel to his best-selling Nimitz Class. In his new high-tech thriller, the good guys, once again, are the gallant men of the U.S. Navy--specifically, the submarine service. The plot concerns 10 formidable Soviet-built Kilo Class patrol submarines, which can run submerged at speeds up to 17 knots without being detected, travel 6,000 miles before refueling, and fire nuclear-tipped torpedoes. An insolvent Russian military has agreed to sell them to China. With the subs, China could control the Taiwan Strait, blocking Western trade routes. The Chinese could then attack and conquer Taiwan. The U.S. Navy must stop delivery of the subs without starting World War III. Robinson again uses a large cast of characters in a global setting."; Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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635 614 Rose, Phyllis Parallel Lives : Five Victorian Marriages
Softcover; Trade PB Knopf: New York; 1983; Reprint Very Good  
318 pages; Creases on spine and front cover, previous owner's embossed stamp on half title page; The five marriages discussed are of Catherine Hogarth and Charles Dickens, John Ruskin and Effie Gray, Jane Welsh and Thomas Carlyle, Harriet Taylor and John Stuart Mill, and George Eliot and George Henry Lewes.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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636 6125 ROSS, Kate Cut to the Quick
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1993, 1994; 337 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, light edgewear, front free endpaper removed, a few page corners creased; interior pages clean, none loose.; Our introduction to the unflappable Julian Kestrel, 'the very model of a proper Beau Brummel-except for his unusual willingness to plunge headlong into murder investigations. And an investigation's hard to avoid when, during an elegant weekend at a friend's country estate, a beautiful young murder victim turns up in his bed. With the help of his Cockney manservant, Dipper, Kestrel sets out to find the killer'. Highly recommended, unfortunately there are only four mysteries in this series as the author passed away in 1998.; Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and the Georgette Heyer, Angela Thirkell, and DE Stevenson e-mail discussion groups. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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637 7127 ROSS, Kate Devil in Music, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1997, 1998; First Paperback Edition 496 pages Very Good 
No spine creases but book curved/bent as if stored for a long time in a box that was too full (?), covers have light edgewear; interior pages clean, none loose.; The fourth and, unfortunately, final mystery in the Regency Julian Kestrel series, is set in early 19th century Northern Italy. Highly recommended, there are only four mysteries in this enjoyable series as the author passed away in 1998.; 'At a mist-shrouded villa on Lake Como, an Italian nobleman is grooming a young English tenor for a career on the glittering operatic stage. Before their sojourn is over, one will die by violence and the other will disappear. Enter Julian Kestrel, Regency dandy and amateur sleuth. Travelling on the Continent with his ex-pickpocket valet, Dipper, Kestrel is irresistibly drawn into this baffling murder case. Among the suspects are a runaway wife and her male soprano lover; a liberal nobleman at odds with Italy's Austrian overlords; a mocking Frenchman with perfect pitch; and a beautiful, clever woman who begins to haunt Kestrel's dreams. Soon Kestrel is caught between the shadowy Carbonari - secret rebels against the Austrians - and the equally ruthless Austrian-sponsored police. But at the heart of the mystery is the captivating tenor known only as "Orfeo." Was he a political agent? A callous adventurer? A jealous lover? These questions take on a new urgency when the killer strikes again. And as Kestrel uncovers the truth, he risks becoming the next victim. '

Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and the Georgette Heyer, Angela Thirkell, and DE Stevenson e-mail discussion groups and by Norma H. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.25 USD

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638 7008 ROSS, Kate [Katherine Jean Ross] Whom the Gods Love
Softcover; Mass Market PB Penguin: NY; c1995, 1996; 382 pages Very Good- 
Spine lightly creased, covers edgeworn, laminate beginning to lift at edges, pages pale yellow but clean, none loose.; The third mystery in this enjoyable series set in Regency England. Unfortunately the author died quite young and there are only four books featuring the 'dandyish man-about-town' amateur sleuth Julian Kestrel.; "Alexander Falkland hasn't an enemy in the world. Young, talented, and charming, he shines in every field he enters: law, architecture, the investment market. But one night his luck runs out with a vengeance. In the midst of one of his famous parties, he is found with his head smashed, a bloodstained poker beside him. No wonder the inscription on his grave reads: Whom the Gods Love Die Young.

When the Bow Street Runners fail to solve the crime, Alexander's distraught father turns to Julian Kestrel, elegant dandy and intrepid amateur sleuth. Soon Kestrel is up to his ears in suspects-and enigmas. Who was Alexander, really? Social reformer or butterfly, devoted husband or rake? Kestrel must peel off one mask after another, until at last he discovers an Alexander no one knew -- except, perhaps, the killer."

Recommended by Jerri C. of the ATS and the Georgette Heyer, Angela Thirkell, and DE Stevenson e-mail discussion groups and by Norma H. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 5.95 USD

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639 2480 ROSS, Michael Reluctant King : Joseph Bonaparte, King of the two Sicilies and Spain
Hardcover Mason Charter: New York; 1977; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
302 pages; Spine ends and bottom front corner lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, lightly rubbed and edgeworn, interior white flaps have yellowed edges. ; A comprehensive biography of the younger brother of Napoleon.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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640 268 Ruggero, Ed 38 North Yankee
Hardcover Pocketbooks: NY; 1990; First US Edition 395 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Previous owner signature on front endpaper. Dark dust wrapper slightly rubbed. A very nice copy. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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641 1386 Rutherfurd, Edward London
Softcover; Mass Market PB Fawcett Crest: New York; 1998; Reprint Very Good-  
1126 pages; Light spine creases, cover creases and one short tear on back cover. ; Telling the story of six families, the author gives us the epic story of London's 2, 000 year history.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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642 3544 RUTHERFURD, Edward Sarum, the Novel of England
Hardcover Crown Publishers: New York; 1987; First US Edition; First Printing 897 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Covers have light discoloration and one small soil spot. Page edges have faint soil and a few corners are bent; interior pages clean and bright. Spine foot bent, a faint crease to spine that does not damage binding. White dust wrapper, price clipped, has yellowed a bit. Edges are lightly worn with a few creases and one tiny closed tear.; From pre-historic beginnings almost 10, 000 years ago to 1985, this epic tells the story of five families who lived in and around what we call the Salisbury Plain. Recommended. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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643 6033 RUTHERFURD, Edward Forest, The
Hardcover Crown Publishers: NY; 2000; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
598 pages; Spine ends and two corners very lightly bumped, a bit of wear to board edges. Pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased, one tiny closed tear. A nice copy.; An engrossing novel of several families spanning the 900 year history of the New Forest in southern England. Our favourite title by this author; recommended.; Recommended by Norma H.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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644 2486 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita Family History
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin (Virago): New York; c1932,1987; Reprint Very Good  
315 pages; Some spine and cover creasing; text block edges slightly yellowed as it common with Virago editions. ; Evelyn Jarrold stayed close to her husband's family after he is killed during World War I. Then she meets Miles Vane-Merrick an up and coming Labour politician fifteen years her junior. Their love affair is one of different temperament s and eras.'  
Price: 9.50 USD
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645 3802 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita Edwardians, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1930,1975; Very Good-  
222 pages; Spine curved and creased, pages lightly age browned, covers lightly creased, rubbed and edgeworn.; An interesting and revealing novel of a certain set in Edwardian England. If you are familiar with the time period and the history of the author you may recognize certain characters. The author's note is "No character in this book is wholly fictitious. " Recommended.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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646 5829 SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita All Passion Spent
Softcover; Trade PB Carroll & Graf: NY; c1931,1992; 297 pages Very Good  
Light spine and cover creases, edgewear, a few smudges on page edges, previous owner definition of a word in the novel written on the title page; rest of pages clean, none loose.; 'In 1860, as an unmarried girl of 17, Lady Slane nurtures a secret burning ambition--to become an artist. She becomes, instead, the wife of a great statesman and the mother of six children. Seventy years later, how a widow, she retires to a tiny house in Hampstead and recollects the dreams of youth, and enjoys the mellow present in the company of those she has chosen.' Basis for the television film of the same name.  
Price: 9.75 USD
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647 1179 Sallis, Susan By Sun And Candlelight
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
8vo ; 376 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped, faint soil to text block edge. Dust wrapper, not price cut, has small closed puncture near spine, is rubbed, has slight edgewear and has a 2" laminate wrinkle on the front (publishing flaw) . ; The story of four women set in 1980's England. Friends since childhood, their lives are interwoven as they interact and rely on each other.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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648 3672 SAN SOUCI, Robert Red Heels, The
Hardcover Dial Books: NY; 1996; First US Edition 4to - 11" to 13" tall; 32 pages Illustrated by Gary Kelley; Color Illustrations: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bottom corners very slightly bumped, no remainder mark. Dust wrapper, unclipped, is faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; A lovely story, beautifully illustrated, based on a New England folktale. For grades 2-5. ; 'Deep in the woods, a traveling cobbler has lost his way. When he stumbles upon a cottage where a lovely young woman lives, Jonathan Dowse is smitten, for Rebecca Wyse is as fair a maiden as any he has ever set eyes on. In exchange for food and shelter, Jonathan offers his services as shoe maker. But when Rebecca pulls out a pair of worn shoes with red heels, Jonathan is frightened. It is rumored that red heels are the sign of a witch. Entranced by Rebecca's charms, however, he overcomes his doubts and agrees to restore them. That night when Rebecca puts on her red-heeled shoes, something magical occurs, and Jonathan has an amazing adventure as he learns the truth about this mysterious woman who has captured his heart.' 
Price: 9.50 USD
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649 4881 SAYERS, Dorothy Murder Must Advertise
Softcover; Mass Market PB HarperCollins: NY; c1933,1995; Very Good  
356 pages; Covers very lightly edgeworn and rubbed with a touch of light soil, faint spine creases, page edges very lightly yellowed; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy. ; Lord Peter joins a London advertising agency to solve a murder. Sayers drew on her own advertising experience when she wrote this delightful novel. The Lord Peter Wimsey books were the basis for the Masterpiece Theater television series.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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650 5261 SAYERS, Dorothy Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon: NY; c1928, 1970s; Very Good+  
Very light edgewear, page edges pale yellow. A nice copy.; It is Armistice Day and retired General Fentiman is found dead, in his regular chair, in London's Bellona Club. Sitting unnoticed for some time, nobody seems to know exactly when he died and a half million pound fortune hangs in the balance. The General was ninety years old so it must have been a natural death, all Lord Peter is asked to do is help determine the time of death...  
Price: 5.00 USD
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651 6362 SAYERS, Dorothy L. In the Teeth of the Evidence
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: NY; c1940, 1970s; 221 pages Very Good 
Faint spine creases, light cover creases, light edgewear. Pages age browned but clean and not brittle; none loose. ; Serial murder baffles local authorities, but for the ever-unshakable Lord Peter and the working-class sleuth Montague Egg, the killings are intriguing invitations to unravel postmortem puzzles, fascinating falsehoods, mysterious motives, and diabolical demises. This collection of short stories (17 stories, including two Peter Wimsey stories and five Montague Egg stories) was originally published in 1940. 
Price: 4.75 USD
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652 6972 SAYERS, Dorothy L. Busman's Honeymoon
Softcover; Mass Market PB HarperCollins: NY; c1937, 1995; 403 pages Very Good 
This is 'the last of the Wimsey mysteries completed by Dorothy Sayers. And while murder is hardly the best way for the newlyweds to begin their honeymoon, it is certainly the most appropriate. Their married life begins when the former owner of their newly acquired estate is found quite dead in the cellar. What Lord Peter hopes to be a private and romantic stay in the country becomes a baffling case, what with a misspelled "notise" to the milkman and a dead man who has not a spot of blood on his smashed skull and not a pence less than six hundred pounds in his pocket. In short, as Lord Peter says, "Back to the old grind. Rigor mortis and who-saw-him-last, blood-prints, information received and it-is-my-dooty-to-warn-you." Together, the newlyweds pursue the truth to its less than happy ending even as they look ahead to their lives together.' Recommended.; Light spine creases, covers creased and lightly edgeworn, pages and inside covers age browned; pages clean, none loose. ; "Busman's Honeymoon has everything—mystery, comedy, love, and drama—all served up in Dorothy Sayers's best style."—NYTimes This author highly recommended by many Anglophile Books readers including Jerri C. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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653 7369 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Babbacombe's
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1941, 2014; 262 pages Near Fine 
A very nice copy with faint edgewear and rubbing. ; Her children's books are well known and loved but this author also wrote a dozen 'light romance' novels under the pseudonym Susan Scarlett. This heart-warming romance was originally published in 1941.

Into the heart of the Carson family, close, hard-working and happy, comes their disruptive and selfish cousin Dulcie, with her decidedly cheap values. George and Janet try to make her welcome and treat her as one of their own; they find her work in Babbacombe’s department store where eldest daughter Beth is just beginning her first job in Gowns, but they struggle to make allowances for her outrageous behaviour. For it is Dulcie who takes pleasure in humiliating young Girda at her school concert; it is Dulcie who jealously tries to blight the blossoming romance between Beth and the new man in Cooked Meats, David Babbacombe himself. But then it is not Dulcie, who doesn’t understand kindness and love, who lives happily ever after.This title now out-of-print. ; Recommended, especially if you enjoy novels set in department stores (we do). Image is of our last copy on offer. 
Price: 24.95 USD

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654 7373 SCARLETT, Susan [Noel Streatfeild] Man in the Dark, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2014; 234 pages Near Fine 
A very nice copy with faint edgewear. Our last copy of this title.; Her children's books are well known and loved but this author also wrote a dozen 'light romance' novels under the pseudonym Susan Scarlett. This one was originally published in 1940. 'When Marda undertakes to look after the recently orphaned 17-year-old ward of blind ex-racing driver James Longford, she expects to find a sad and subdued schoolgirl. Instead she meets young American Shirley Kay, self-assured, chic and charming - and a minx. Then there is James himself. After the accident that left him blind, he has shut himself away from the world with only a repressed butler and a formidable cook to look after him. How can Marda help a man who refuses to listen to music, hates the smell of flowers and never leaves the house, to find pleasure in life again? And is Shirley going to be a help or a hindrance?'; Recommended. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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655 6259 SECOMBE, Fred How Green Was My Curate
Softcover; Mass Market PB Coronet Books: London; 1990; 186 pages Illustrated by Maxine Rogers; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Light spine and covers creases, light edgewear, book slightly cocked. Pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose. ; The first novel of the series. Set in the Welsh valleys at the close of the Second World War, we are introduced to Fred, a young curate, new to the village of Pontywen. His adventures are often quite humourous and we especially loved his landlady, Mrs. Richards...aka Mrs. Malaprop. The author was a curate and later a vicar in various parishes in Wales so his novels of a curate's life have an authentic ring to them. Recommended. ; Recommended by Beth H. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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656 6330 SECOMBE, Fred Curate for All Seasons, A [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library F.A. Thorpe: Leicester; 1993; First Edition Thus 369 pages Illustrated by Maxine Rogers; B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
An Ulverscroft Large Print ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Pictorial binding bumped at spine ends and corners, tiny tears at spine ends, spine creased but no binding damage, book is cocked. Skinned area on front free endpaper where library material removed. Pages yellowed, edges a bit soiled; interior pages clean. No dust wrapper, as issued.; The second book in this series; set in the Welsh valleys at the close of the Second World War. Fred, a young curate, has various adventures that are often quite humourous. The author was a curate and later a vicar in various parishes in Wales so these novels of a curate's life have an authentic ring to them. This edition says 'autobiography'. Recommended.; Recommended by Beth H. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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657 2885 SETON, Anya Avalon
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Houghton Mifflin: Boston; 1965; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
440 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, text block edges lightly yellowed. No binding problems, pages clean and bright; a nice copy. Dust wrapper is edgeworn, with one chip and two tiny closed tears on back panel. ; Decorated endpapers show the sea voyages of Rumon and Merewyn, two young people from 10th century England and France. Rumon is from Provence and is searching for King Arthur's Avalon. Merewyn grew up in Cornwall and is 'sustained by stubborn courage and by pride in her descent from great King Arthur. Chance - or fate - in the form of a shipwreck off the Cornish coast bring these two together and from that hour their lives are intertwined.' Seton once more brings history to life in this wonderful historical novel. Recommended .  
Price: 10.50 USD
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658 6471 SETTERFIELD, Diane The Thirteenth Tale : A Novel
Hardcover Atria: NY; 2006; Book Club Edition 406 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, a few smudges to page edges; interior clean and bright. Dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; From the dust wrapper:'All children mythologize their birth...So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories, which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist.

The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself -- all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life. She summons biographer Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth, hidden by those who loved her most, remains an ever-present pain. Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter's story and her own, Margaret takes on the commission.

As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good, Margaret is mesmerized. It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family, including the beautiful and willful Isabelle, the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline, a ghost, a governess, a topiary garden and a devastating fire.

Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida's storytelling but remains suspicious of the author's sincerity. She demands the truth from Vida, and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming, finally, transformed by the truth themselves.

"The Thirteenth Tale" is a love letter to reading, a book for the feral reader in all of us, a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children.'; 'A compelling emotional mystery in the timeless vein of Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca", about family secrets and the magic of books and storytelling.' 
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659 2768 SEVERIN,Timothy Oriental Adventure : Explorers of the East
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1976; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper  
240 pages; Brown cloth binding has bumped and worn (not to boards) spine ends and corners. A bit of residue from dust wrapper on spine tail (corresponding small dampstain on dw). A few smudges on page edges; interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. No remainder mark. Unclipped dust wrapper is lightly rubbed and edgeworn with a few creases and tiny chips.; Illustrated with maps, drawings, photographs in b&w and colour. This survey 'unfolds the six--hundred-year drama of the exploration of the East by the travelers, scholars, and diplomats of Europe' such as: Marco Polo, Yermak, Jesuit priests, Thomas Coryat, the officers of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, Marc Aurel Stein, and Sven Hedin.  
Price: 16.50 USD
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660 902 SEVERY, Merle (Ed.) Age of Chivalry
Hardcover National Geographic Society: Washington, D.C.; 1969; First Edition 378 pages Color Illustrations: Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped, some of dust wrapper has adhered to bottom edge. No binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. Edgworn dust wrapper has laminate peeling in spots, large 2" chip missing from back panel, smaller chip out of front panel. There are several small closed tears and a dampstain at bottom of front flap. ; A fascinating look at the pageant of eleven centuries that come alive in more than 400 color illustrations. Also included is a wonderful 16-page foldout which details the full sweep of the Bayeux Tapestry - a priceless panorama of life in the Middle Ages.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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661 6320 SEYMOUR, Miranda Ottoline Morrell: Life on the Grand Scale
Hardcover Farrar Straus & Giroux: NY; 1993; First US Edition 452 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Corners and bottom edge lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn with one tiny closed tear. Book review from 1993 "The New Republic' laid in. A lovely copy.; Lady Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938) was one of the most controversial figures of the Bloomsbury era. This biography is 'based on complete access to the Morrell famiy archives and to the Bertrand Russell correspondence.' 'This is an elegant, lively portrait of British literary society and the definitive biography of one of the era's most celebrated partrons of the arts.' 
Price: 22.75 USD
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662 7040 SHAFFER, Mary Ann And Annie Barrows Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The
Hardcover The Dial Press: NY; 2008; Second Printing 278 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
“ I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb….

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all.

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever.

Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways." Highly recommended. Basis for the film "Guernsey" directed by Mike Newell and featuring Lily James and Matthew Goode.
; Spine ends and two corners lightly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; Recommended by Linda S, Sharon D., and several members of the DES and AT email discussion groups, including Kristi J., Julie B., Louise D., Laura N. 'My local Book Club loved it so much we talk about a possible trip to Guernsey. Isn't that one of the things a good book will do for us, make us want to see and experience the locale for ourselves'? and Susan D. '...such a wonderful read I can't say enough good things about it. It is full of humour and humanity and decency and love and war and mystery and betrayal and marvellous characters. Oh, and books. It's a quintessential perfect read for any Dessie.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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663 7010 SHARP, Margery Stone of Chastity, The
Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1940; First US Edition 280 pages Very Good- in Good dust wrapper 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page with "Published October 1940" beneath. Spine ends bumped, cloth edges lightly worn but not torn or worn to boards. Page edges soiled and foxed as are pastedowns and endpapers (seen before in this edition). A single page has a series of numbers (phone number?) in ink on bottom margin. Clipped dust wrapper is sunned and edgeworn with several small chips and tears. One closed tear repaired with tape by previous owner. Cloth binding and matching dw have a wonderful illustration by Robert Ball. ; There was once a stepping stone in the little village of Gillenham. Only the chaste could use it to cross the stream without falling into the stream. The stone first appeared in Norse legend. Quite by accident, Professor Pounce found a reference to the stone in a manuscript journal from 1803 in the attic of a country house (while his hosts were looking for him to play bridge). According to the journal, the stone still kept its magical powers. Professor Pounce stirs up a veritable tempest in a beer mug among the good people of the village when he tries to track down the elusive stone and restore it to the stream. Recommended.; I loved 'Stone of Chastity'.-Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and the AT and DES email discussion groups and 'delightful'- Frances of the DES, AT, and Elizabeth Goudge email discussion lists. '...is the silliest, daftest, and most laugh-out-loud joyful [by this author]. One of my top picks for a rainy day re-read, or a bad cold re-read, or just a bad day re-read...' says Scott, owner of the "Furrowed Middlebrow" blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.95 USD
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664 7367 SHARP, Margery Martha in Paris
Hardcover Collins: London; 1962; First British Edition 160 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Sunned spine ends lightly bumped, page edges pale brown and slightly dusty ; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Dust wrapper a bit edgeworn with a lightly soiled rear white panel and some short closed tears. A nice copy.; In this sequel to "The Eye of Love" we learn what happens to 18 year-old Martha when she goes to Paris to learn how to paint.; "I loved the Martha books."- Holly H. Also recommended by Frances B., and Louise D. of the ATS, and the AT and DES email discussion groups. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 19.95 USD
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665 7372 SHARP, Margery Harlequin House
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1939; First US Edition 312 pages Fair 
Red cloth binding sunned, soiled and worn, spine fraying at edges. Corners and spine ends bumped, bottom corners revealing boards, book is cocked. Textblock edges, pastedowns and free endpapers lightly browned (seen before in this edition) and rather soiled, previous owner initials on front free endpaper; interior pages clean. No dust wrapper but front flap of original wrapper laid in. A reading copy only.; 'Mr. Partridge is a dapper middle-aged man who is bored with running his branch library and executing his slightly illegal maneuvers to make life richer. Lisbeth is bored with suitors and life at the rich seaside hotel. Ronny needs reforming. They take up Bohemian lodgings in London, where Mr. Partridge's mission is to protect Lisbeth. The novel is rich in details, especially those concerned with the unusual occupations they pursue, and is as clever and ironic as anything the talented Margery Sharp has penned.' Recommended, one of our favourite books by this author.; From the front flap of the dust wrapper: " "The Nutmeg Tree", a novel about a slightly unmoral woman named Julia, made a quiet appearance in the summer of 1937. Before the year was out "The "Nutmeg Tree" was cracking faces that hadn't smiled since 1929.
Readers cried for more. "Harlequin House' is the answer ... Harlequin House' is a mischievous, prancing and romantic novel about young Lisbeth who had her own way of accomplishing her ends.
Circumstances led to Lisbeth' s living in a Bohemian apartment in London. She lived with her brother Ronny, who was nearly as delightful as she, but needed reforming. Helping Lisbeth in this mission was one Mr. Partridge, middle-aged, gentle enough, but not averse to expressing his displeasure with civilization in a number of-well, slightly illegal-ways.
Lisbeth got a job with a firm called Wanted Women, Mr. Partridge donned kilts and helped promote The Bonnie Scotland Tea Rooms, and, Ronny, when pressed, drew legs and lingerie for advertisements. Then an attractive young American named Lester Hamilton entered their lives.
Readers are going to call "Harlequin House" as gay, as blithe, as delightful as "The Nutmeg Tree." " Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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666 7412 SHARP, Margery Gipsy in the Parlour, The
Hardcover Collins: London; 1954; First British Edition 255 pages Very Good 
Clean red cloth covers lightly worn at bumped spine ends and corners (not revealing boards). Pages age browned, previous bookstore ink stamp on front free pastedown, a few soil marks to page edges. No dust wrapper.; In Victorian England four single and giant sized brothers happily lived and worked together on their family farm for many years. "One day, Tobias, the eldest, foraying into Norfolk in search of a ram, was himself brought to market by Charlotte, a magnificent Amazon who, in spirit and energy as well as size, was a match for the Sylvesters." Soon after Charlotte's arrival the other brothers resign themselves to marriage and Charlotte picks out two of the wives; the youngest brother chooses his own...oh dear... 
Price: 12.00 USD
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667 7428 SHARP, Margery Something Light
Softcover; Trade PB Open Road Media: NY; c1960, 2018; 8vo ; 235 pages Very Good+ 
A new book received with a bit of edgewear and faint glue residue on spine (publishing flaw).; Another delightful novel from this witty author set in 1950's London. 'Professional dog photographer Louisa Datchett is indiscriminately fond of men. And they take shocking advantage of her good nature when they need their problems listened to, socks washed, prescriptions filled, or employment found.

But by the age of thirty, Louisa is tired of constantly being dispatched to the scene of some masculine disaster. It's all well and good to be an independent woman--and certainly better than a "timid Victorian wife"--but the time has come for her to marry, and marry well. With the admirable discipline and dedication she's always displayed in any endeavor involving men, Louisa sets out on her own romantic quest.'; Recommended by Rebecca Rose, author, member of the AT email discussion list, and owner of the Margery Sharp website. 'Possibly Sharp's most romantic story. A constant delight--can't recommend it enough.' Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 17.99 USD

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668 5775 SHAW, Rebecca Talk of the Village
Softcover; Mass Market PB Orion Books: London; c1995,1999; 263 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, a bit of edgewear and rubbing, two scratches on rear cover. Page edges pale yellow; interior pages clean, none loose.; Part of the author's Tales from Turnham Malpas series. 'Turnham Malpas is alive with gossip. Does pushy newcomer Venetia have her eye on Peter, the handsome Rector? And is Jeremy, her husband, really making a success of the new health club? Whispers are even afflicting older inhabitants, and soon the village which the Rector united is divided again.'; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group and Linda S. of the JASNA. 
Price: 9.25 USD
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669 1694 Sheehy, Gail Love Sounds
Hardcover Random House: New York; 1970; First US Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
213 pages; Spine tail bumped, rear corner soiled and dampstained, rear pastedown has a corresponding stain. Binding is in excellent condition; pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, has interior rear dampstain and one small closed tear. ; Author's first book. The tale of the disintegration of a young couple's marriage.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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670 2872 SHERIDAN, Anne-Marie Summoned To Darkness
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Simon & Schuster: NY; 1978; Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
214 pages; Spine ends very lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, is a bit edgeworn and rather rubbed. ; Set during Venice's 1891 Carnival, '90-year-old recluse Giles Demaury, patriarch of the great international art-dealing and auctioneering Demaury family, summons his clan from around the world (France, Germany, the US, and England) to gather at his palazzo." A baroque suspense novel.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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671 1056 Sheridan, Jane My Lady Hoyden
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1981; Book Club Edition Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper  
344 pages; Cocked, one corner bumped to board, bottom edge lightly worn. Dust wrapper rubbed and worn, especially at extremities. Portion of a Sargent portrait on front cover of dw. ; Lady Amanda, a handful for her proper Victorian parents, is forced into an unpleasant marriage. She only desires two things: a career as a nurse and the man she loves. Unfortunately, one is beneath her station and the other is her sister's husband. So she flees to Imperial France. . .  
Price: 6.50 USD
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672 966 SHREVE, Anita Resistance
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1995; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
222 pages; No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is rubbed.; 'Just as the Nazi occupation forces have drained Claire's village in Belgium of coffee, meat, and chocolate, the war has also depleted whatever joy there may have been in her marriage. ' While her husband Henri is away on Resistance work, Claire (a nurse and interpreter also active in the Maquis) takes in a badly wounded American pilot who recovers in their farmhouse attic. A story of 'passion, self-discovery, and sacrifice. ' An engrossing story and basis for 2003 movie starring Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond.  
Price: 10.50 USD
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673 5687 SHROPSHIRE, Mike and Frank Schaefer Thorny Rose of Texas : an Intimate Portrait of Governor Ann Richards
Hardcover Birch Lane Press: NY; 1994; First US Edition 271 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Vertical spine crease that does not damage binding, spine ends faintly bumped. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. A nice copy. ; Published while Ann Richards was running for re-election for Governor of Texas (which she lost). It is 'based on some 200 interviews with Richards' family and her closest friends, political allies, and critics.' 
Price: 8.00 USD
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674 6495 SHUTE, Nevil [Norway] Town Like Alice, A [The Legacy]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Ballentine Books: NY; c1950,1981; 277 pages Very Good- 
Light spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, tiny hole on back cover, pages age browned but clean; none loose.; Basis for the 1981 television mini-series.; The story of Jean Paget, a young Englishwoman, 'who miraculously survived a Japanese "death march" in World War II, and of an Australian soldier, also a prisoner of war, who offered to help her...' An interesting article by the author about this book available at http://www.nevilshute.org/at lanotes.php 
Price: 6.75 USD
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675 6958 SICILIANO, Sam Angel of the Opera, The : Sherlock Holmes Meets The Phantom of the Opera
Hardcover Otto Penzler Books: NY; 1994; First US Edition 256 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine head bumped, book slightly cocked; pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white rear panel faintly soiled. A nice copy.; Based on characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Gaston Leroux. What if Erik, the Phantom of the Opera met the greatest consulting detective of all time? Paris 1890, the beleagured managers of the Opera ask Sherlock Holmes for help, will he cross the Channel and unlock the 'true secrets motivating the infamous Phantom'? As usual, nothing is quite as it seems at first...; Image is actual book offered. 
Price: 24.75 USD
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676 444 Sienkiewicz, Henryk; Trans From The Polish by Jeremiah Curtin Quo Vadis ; A Narrative of the Time of Nero
Hardcover Int'l Collectors Library: Garden City, NY; N.D.; 564 pages Good 
No DJ as issued; spine head and foot and corners bumped and worn. 
Price: 6.00 USD
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677 273 Signoret, Simone Adieu, Volodya
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1986; First US Edition 418 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Top board edges faded;dust wrapper, price cut, is rubbed and scored.; Novel of two generations of Jewish emigre families living in Paris between the two World Wars. Written by the famous French movie actress.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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678 5866 SMITH, Alexander McCall Sunday Philosophy Club, The
Hardcover Pantheon: NY; 2004; First US Edition 247 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, a few faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper is faintly edgeworn. A very nice copy indeed.; The first volume of the Isabel Dalhousie series, set in Edinburgh, is 'filled with thorny characters and a Scottish atmosphere thick as a highland mist'. ; "My favorite series by this author."-Norma H. "' The Isabel Dalhousie series... is my favourite of his series. I love Isabel & her moral dilemmas." - Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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679 6861 SMITH, Alexander McCall Heavenly Date and Other Flirtations
Hardcover Canongate Books: NY; 2003; Third Printing 200 pages Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends faintly bumped; no binding problems; book clean and bright. Dust wrapper has faintest edgewear and rubbing. A lovely copy. ; Nine short stories about the 'trials, tribulations and delights of dating.' First published in the UK in 1995, this US edition published in 2003.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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680 7039 SMITH, Alexander McCall Dog Who Came in From the Cold, The
Softcover; Trade PB Anchor Books: NY; c2011, 2012; First Printing 290 pages Very Good+ 
One light cover crease, bottom page edges pale yellow, a few page corners creased. No spine creases; a nice copy.; The second book in this prolific author's Corduroy Mansions series set in London. 'The further adventures of Freddie de la Hay, Pimlico terrier, and the wonderfully motley crew of his fellow residents.'; Published @ $15.00. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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681 7101 SMITH, Dodie New Moon with the Old, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Corsair: London; c1963, 2012; 377 pages As New 
Unread copy received with faint edgewear.; The author of the delightful 'I Capture the Castle' provides us with another enchanting novel. Devotees of D.E. Stevenson will smile at the similarities between secretary-housekeeper Jane Minton and many a Stevenson heroine. Jane is warmly welcomed by two brothers, two sisters and a pair of loyal maids to an English country home that is as comfortable as one could wish. Disaster strikes the absentee father, though, giving the opportunity for all five main characters to find their feet in life. It is hard to say which character holds the most compelling (and amusing) story. The steps each sibling and Jane take to make their way in life are wholly engrossing. It is guaranteed the reader will find kinship with Merry, Drew, Clare, Richard or Jane, as each of their adventures is relayed in turn.; Warmly recommended by Holly H., Kristi J., and Tom J. of the AT and DES email discussion lists and by Joan B. of the AT email discussion list. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 11.50 USD
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682 7261 SMITH, Dodie Town in Bloom, The
Hardcover Little, Brown & Company: Boston; 1965; First US Edition 271 pages Good+ 
"A beguiling tale, at once nostalgic and candid about coming of age and the healing effects of time, this 1965 novel reveals much of the author's love of theater in the story of a determined young Lancashire girl arriving in London. Mouse never did fully suit her nickname—tiny she may have been, but timid, never. Within 24 hours of her arrival in the city, she had bluffed her way into an audition at a famous theater, infuriated its forceful young stage director, and amused its kind (if quite amoral) actor-manager. She won, not a part, but at least a toehold as a junior secretary. Soon she has befriended Molly, a baby-faced six-footer, and elegant, ambitious Lilian. Later there was also Zelle—rich, generous, enigmatic, and responsible for an outing to Suffolk village pageant which proved a turning point for them all.
Born near Manchester, Dodie Smith was already bitten by the theater bug when she entered St Paul's Girls School in London, and though she went on to become a remarkably unsuccessful actress, she later became a playwright and novelist of considerable acclaim, beloved for her children's book 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians'. Her first novel, 'I Capture the Castle'—was voted #82 of Britain's 100 best-loved novels as part of the BBC's Big Read—was followed by a string books known for their vivacious style and warm characters."
; Soiled red boards, sunned spine with bumped ends, pages age yellowed but clean, edges a bit darker and slightly soiled; no binding problems. No dust wrapper. ; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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683 7419 SMITH, Dodie I Capture the Castle
Softcover; Trade PB St Martin's Griffin: NY; c1948, 1998; 343 pages B&W Illustrations: Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn, previous bookstore price sticker on rear cover, a few faint smudges to page edges. Extensive pencil underlining and notes from previous owner, for example "Cassandra's observations are keen, delightful and include lots of self awareness." make this a reading copy only. ; Basis for the 2003 BBC film. The first novel by this author, who was best known for '101 Dalmations', written while she lived in the United States in the 1940's. This is one of the most enchanting and unusual coming of age stories. Set in a three-quarters ruined 600-year-old castle in the English countryside, the book is the journal of seventeen-year-old Cassandra. She is teaching herself to write, and does very well indeed at "capturing the castle. " She is growing up amid poverty along with her twenty-one year old sister Rose, her smart younger brother, her stepmother model, Topaz, and her eccentric father, stymied by writer's block for many years. Cassandra candidly chronicles the changes wrought by the arrival of Simon from America, heir to the nearby manor house and their landlord, along with his brother Neil and voluble mother. The devoted and shockingly handsome Stephen (penurious castle help), a charming Vicar, and a greasy photographer from London, round out the characters. Totally engaging...you will love it.; Recommended by Sulie and Holly H. of the DES email discussion group and by J. K. Rowling. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.25 USD
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684 2428 SMITH, Susan Bedell Reflected Glory : the Life of Pamela Churchill Harriman
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: New York; 1996; Reprint Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
559 pages; Bottom text block edge has black remainder mark. Spine ends and bottom corners bumped. Pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is faintly rubbed and edgeworn. A nice copy.  
Price: 7.50 USD
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685 6437 SOMERSET, Anne Ladies-In-Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day
Hardcover Alfred A. Knopf: NY; 1984; First US Edition 342 pages B&W Illustrations: Good+ in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine ends lightly bumped, corners bumped revealing boards on two corners; no binding problems. Red remainder mark on top page edge, page edges pale yellow, bottom edge of last 40 pages rippled; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn with a few closed tears and creases.; 'Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process. A few even became royal mistresses. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, this lively, full-scale study by a bestselling author combines anecdote with searching analysis to create social history at its most colorful and entertaining.' 
Price: 11.75 USD
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686 6709 SOREL, Nancy Caldwell Women Who Wrote the War, The
Hardcover Arcade Publishing: NY; 1999; First US Edition 458 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Bumped spine ends, just revealing board at top edge, a few pages creased, some faint smudges to page edges. Unclipped dustwrapper has light edgewear.; 'This book eloquently demonstrates the role female war correspondents played in bringing the war to the people at home in the US. As women, they brought a different outlook to the battlefields of WWII, and reported what they witnessed with a new sensibility. Their experience was devastating at one moment, heartwarming the next, as they struggled for equality in a profession dominated by men.' Recommended by Dan Rather.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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687 6391 SOUHAMI, Diana Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter
Hardcover St Martin's Press: New York; 1997; Third Printing 338 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped; a very nice copy indeed. Unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn. ; A dual biography of the last mistress of King Edward VII who believed that discretion was everything and her daughter, Violet Trefusis, who was willing to give up everything for the forbidden love of Vita Sackville-West. Mrs. Keppel was the great-grandmother of Camilla Parker-Bowles, wife of the current Prince of Wales.' 
Price: 12.75 USD
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688 6567 SOUTH, Sheri Cobb Miss Darby's Duenna
Softcover; Trade PB Prinnyworld Press: 1999; 217 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, bumped bottom corner; faint edgewear; looks unread. A very nice copy.; Convinced that his fiancee is playing him false, Sir Harry Hawthorne disguises himself as a woman in order to keep her under his watchful eye, with unforeseen complications.; 'A light and lively romp written with humor and grace...in a tone just right for comedy and romance. For readers new to the Regency novel which devolved from Jane Austen via Georgette Heyer, Miss Darby's Duenna could be taken as a textbook. It details many of the places and customs familiar to readers of this sub-genre. From the weak lemonade and stale bread at Almack's Assembly to the thinly sliced ham at Vauxhall Gardens; from the betting books at White's Club to Covent Garden, we're given a tour of the early nineteenth century London of the 'beau monde.' All the while, we're treated to a classic Regency romp.' 
Price: 10.00 USD
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689 5109 SPALDING, Frances Vanessa Bell
Softcover; Trade PB Harvest/HBJ: San Diego; c1983, 1985; Very Good  
B&W Photographs; 399 pages; Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn and rubbed, pages lightly soiled.; Biography of Virginia Woolf's sister, a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group. Until this book was published she she was its most elusive member. This biography 'brings her powerful, magnetic personality into clarity, revealing the complex emotions beneath her surface serenity, her gift for the "handling of life" (as Virginia called it) and her lifelong commitment to art. An important part of this biography is devoted to her painting, her harmonious working relationship with Duncan Grant, and their contribution to English art and decoration.'  
Price: 10.00 USD
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690 2359 SPIELMAN, M.H. and G.S. Layard Life and Work of Kate Greenaway
Hardcover Bracken Books: London; c1905,1986; 301 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine head lightly bumped, no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Two small indentations on back cover with corresponding marks on rear dust wrapper panel. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is lightly rubbed and faintly edgeworn. A nice copy of a lovely book. ; Illustrated with colour and b&w drawings and photographs this biography was written four years after her death by two of Miss Greenway's friends. It is a loving tribute to one of the best loved and enduring of all illustrators. She was a great friend of John Ruskin's and much of her correspondence with him is included in this book. She was also an admirer of Edward Burne-Jones's work. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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691 7048 STANNARD, Dorothy (Ed.) Great Gardens of Britain and Ireland
Softcover; Trade PB Insight Guides: 344 pages Colour Photographs: Near Fine 
A lovely new copy with faintest edgewear.; A fully illustrated guide to the gardens of the British Isles, featuring more than 320 of the best gardens open to the public. It includes beautiful photography and expert text about the history of garden design and plant origins. All gardens plotted on regional maps, brief notes on accomodations and local pubs also listed.' The yellow pages at the back of the book contain useful addresses and websites, a glossary of garden terms and a further reading list.' An excellent tool for planning an excursion or for wonderful armchair dreaming.; Published @ $23.95, this guide is no longer in print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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692 6552 STEAD, Chrstina House of All Nations
Hardcover Angus and Robertson: London; c1938, 1974; First Edition Thus 787 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Faint sunning to edges of green boards, light soil to pale yellow page edges, a few page edges have tiny chips. Price clipped dust wrapper has publisher's price sticker on bottom front flap, very light edgewear. ; The story of a pirvate Swiss banking house in Paris during the interwar period. This "forgotten" Australian author recommended by Jonathan Franzen.; This oversized book will not fit safely in the Int'l. Priority mail envelope. "This is a vast panoramic novel that explores the intrigues, swindles, and manipulations of international finance, exposing themes that are as relevant today as when first published in 1939." 'Combined with her Hogarthian humor, brilliant vocabulary, high-keyed imagination, the result is one of the most savage satires on 'the principle of money' since Balzac' - "Time". 
Price: 32.50 USD
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693 349 Stearn, Jess Matter Of Immortality, Dramatic Evidence Of Survival
Hardcover Atheneum: NY; 1976; First US Edition 8vo ; 300 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Text block edge dusty; dw edgewear and one small tear at rear flap 
Price: 9.50 USD
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694 899 STERN, G.B. Young Matriarch
Hardcover Tom Stacey Ltd: London; c1942,1971; Reprint Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
652 pages; Spine ends bumped, text block edges faintly yellow. Dust wrapper, not price cut, is edgeworn with two short tears and a small hole in the inner front flap. ; A wonderful tale of the Rakonitz family, the strongest members of which are usually women. The extended family is now in London, the US, and Europe and we follow them from the late 19th century until the beginning of World War II. Recommended. '  
Price: 10.00 USD
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695 3360 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Alister and Co. & It's Nice to Be Me : Children's Poems
Softcover Anglophile Books: Lancaster, CA; c1940 & 1943, 2002; First Edition Thus 45 pages As New 
A new booklet with a tape binding.; D.E. Stevenson (Dorothy Emily Peploe) is best known as a novelist, publishing almost a novel a year from the mid 1903's until her retirement in 1970. Her books of children's poetry were published in 1940 in the US and in 1943 in Great Britain. They have long been out of print. This volume, published by arrangement with her heirs, combines the poems from both books and makes them available to many of her admirers for the first time. ; Publisher's recommended price of $12.50 listed in Bowker's Books in Print. New 13 digit ISBN is 978-0-9716612-1-9. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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696 6927 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Found in the Attic
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2013; 267 pages B&W Photographs: New 
A new book. ; A selection from the unpublished papers 'found in the attic' by the author's granddaughter. They include short stories (including a gentle revenge on critics, an eccentric maid, a ventriloquist desperate for work and a very human burglar); verse (a burlesque, some war poems); two delightfully witty one-act plays, and articles and talks on books and writing. Illustrated with some wonderful family photographs. The articles on books and writing especially offer a compelling insight into this beloved author. Recommended.This edition now out of print.; "A very interesting glimpse into the mind and personality of D.E. Stevenson." From the wonderful preface by Jerri Chase, member of the ATS, and AT and DE Stevenson discussion groups. Also recommended by Sylvia C. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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697 7000 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Peter West
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1923, 2013; First Edition Thus 205 pages New 
A new book.; Originally published only in the Britain in 1923, this was D.E. Stevenson's first published novel. Set in Kintoul, Scotland, a beautiful Highland village with a tumbling river, a ruined castle, and pine-clad hills. This love story "follows the mingled fortunes of the crofters, the minister and doctor, and those at Kintoul House -- Peter West and the shades of his mother. This is a world where integrity and honour stand firm against the easy path, and despite many a wrong turning, are the only sure way to lasting happiness."; This edition now out-of-print. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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698 7117 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] English Air, The
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1940, 2014; First Edition Thus 355 pages New 
A new book. All copies received from printer with very light edgewear and faint horizontal ripples on spines. ; This novel was written in 1940, near the beginning of World War II. It is set in England before, and just after, the start of World War II. In 1938 Franz von Heiden, son of a Nazi official and an Englishwoman who died when he was a child, comes to England to visit his English cousins. Life in England is not what he expected, and he reports this to his father back in Germany. Completed on 29 February, 1940, before the US had entered the war, DES hoped this book would explain the British attitude to the war to her American readers.This edition now out of print.; Many of the incidents in this story are true. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. She chose it as one of her top ten books for 2014. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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699 49 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Five Windows
Hardcover Collins: London; 1953; First British Edition 319 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Green cloth binding, spine ends and bottom corners lightly bumped, front hinge beginning to split at pastedown as is often seen with Collins editions from this time. Yellowed page edges have a few tiny soil marks; interior pages clean. Small bookseller label on rear pastedown. Unclipped dust wrapper, lightly edgeworn and soiled, spine head reinforced with tape on inside by previous owner. Once white rear panel now age browned. One of the nicer copies we've seen.; One of the rather scarce titles by this wonderful author. Set in the Scottish Border country and London.; 'Set in the same Scottish Border country as 'Music in the Hills' and 'Winter and Rough Weather' ['Shoulder The Sky'] , this story is seen through the eyes of someone born and bred amongst the bold, round border hills. David Kirke's childhood is sheltered, his nature is gentle and peaceable; he is no hero of romance but a human being with faults and failings which lead him into trouble when he adventures into the world to seek his fortune. The background of the book are the hills of home and the noise and bustle of London; in the foreground are the people, alive, vigorous, and full of responsibility, who play their parts in the shaping of David's life.' Images are actual copy available. 
Price: 194.50 USD
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700 6926 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Jean Erskine's Secret
Softcover; Trade PB Greyladies: Edinburgh; 2013; First Edition 248 pages New 
A new book. ; Probably written c.1917, this novel opens in 1913 with the Erskine family moving from Edinburgh to the Scottish east coast village of Crale, where Jean’s life is transformed by her friendship with Diana MacDonald of Crale Castle. She writes a book telling Diana’s story; of friendships and love affairs, of family and village life, all shadowed by the much darker themes of the Great War and devastating inherited conditions. At the heart of the story is the secret, known only to Jean, that threatens Diana’s hard-won happiness.; One of the darker books by this author. As with some of her other very early work, this is for a reader that is already a DE Stevenson admirer. Recommended by Susan H. of the DES email discussion group - "I really, really enjoyed it." This title also reviewed by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. This edition now out-of-print. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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