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701 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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702 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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703 444 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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704 273 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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705 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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706 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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707 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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708 5967 SMITH, Alexander McCall No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, The
Softcover; Trade PB Anchor Books: NY; c1998, 2002; Reprint Very Good+  
235 pages; No spine or cover creases, light edgewear. A very nice copy.; The first title in the series featuring Preciouse Ramotswe who begins a detective agency in Botswana to 'help people with the problems in their lives'.; This series recommended by several members of the AT and DES email discussion groups. Published @ $11.95.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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709 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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710 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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711 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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712 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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713 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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714 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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715 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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716 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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717 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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718 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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719 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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720 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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721 349 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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722 899 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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723 7305 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Fletchers' End [Large Print]
Hardcover; Ex-Library Ulverscroft: England; c1962; Large Print Edition 540 pages Fair in Good dust wrapper 
No publishing info page, old US distributor label on front free endpaper, no date but lack of ISBN indicates pre-1970's. Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings. Book is cocked, edges worn to boards in several places, especially bottom edge, pages pale brown (not brittle) and rather soiled. Dust wrapper edgeworn with a few short closed tears, library label on spine, remenants of previous removed label also on spine. A somewhat fragile reading copy in Large Print of a rather scarce title.; This is the wonderful sequel to 'Bel Lamington'. After reading this book, the scent of violets will bring back the memory of Fletchers End.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. '...the kind of book that I put down after reading with a very satisfied sigh. ... again, this is destined to be a favourite.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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724 7356 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Flies Home
Holt Rinehart Winston: New York; c1952, 1974; Book Club Edition 284 pages Very Good 
Spine sunned, covers creased and edgeworn, white back cover a bit soiled. Inside covers and pages light brown with darker edges (seen before in this edition), page edges a bit soiled; inside pages clean. No binding problems but we have found this edition should be handled with care or the binding glue can give way. ; 8 This edition has a wonderful new foreword by DES explaining how she came to write the delightful four part series. In the fourth Mrs.Tim novel, the Christie children are growing up and Mrs. Tim finds a home in Old Quinings for their summer holidays, while Mr. Tim is stationed in Africa. Mrs.Tim’s new friends (and not so friendly new acquaintances including a despicable landlord of a perfect cottage) are characterized by the pen of a remarkable writer in the most delightful fashion.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. "DE Stevenson’s characters couldn’t possibly be more real or more fascinating. This post-war novel is must reading." 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 book offered. 
Price: 34.50 USD
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725 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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726 7363 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Rochester's Wife
Holt Rinehart Winston: New York; c1940,1978; Second Edition; First Printing 335 pages Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Quarter bound in tan cloth with metallic green titles, over light green paper-covered boards. Spine ends and one corner lightly bumped (causing a tiny tear), board edges faintly sunned and white dust wrapper flaps and rear panel yellowed, common flaws with this edition. Bottom textblock edge has ROCH WIFE in black marker. Top of page edges faintly foxed (another common flaw); interior pages clean and bright, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn, rear panel faintly soiled. A nice copy of a rather scarce DES title. ; Originally published in the US in 1940. Kit Stone has traveled the world instead of utilizing his medical training. He decides to settle down in the small English village of Minfield as the assistant to an old country doctor. Kit likes it very much and soon develops a strong friendship with Mardie Rochester. But Mardie is married and seemingly happy so Kit feels he must leave. Then a secret is revealed that will change the lives of many in Minfield.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 36.75 USD
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727 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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728 7383 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Smouldering Fire [Unabridged]
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1935, 2019; First Edition Thus 272 pages New 
A new copy. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith.; We meet MacAslan in this novel set in Ardfalloch in the Scottish Western Highlands. 'Smouldering Fire' was first published in the U.K. in 1935 and in the U.S. in 1938. Later reprints were all heavily abridged with entire chapters as well as occasional phrases removed. This reprint uses the text of the first U.K. edition, and is the first complete, unabridged edition of the novel in eighty years.; Reviews from earlier editions; "A charming love story set in the romantic Scottish highlands, with plenty of local colour, a handsome hero, a lonely, lovely heroine and a curious mystery into the bargain." -Sunday Mercury"A tale in which those who love the Highlands will delight, for the minor characters are gloriously alive and the atmosphere is profoundly right." -Punch Cover matches stock image. 
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729 7384 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Carries On
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1941, 2019; 243 pages New 
A new book. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith.; This delightful second book in the wonderful Mrs. Tim series details how Hester and her family carry on through World War II. This title has always been the most scarce of the four book Mrs. Tim series (perhaps due to wartime restrictions). We are very pleased to be able to offer this new reprint to fellow DE Stevenson admirers. Highly recommended.; "There is so much War News in News Bulletins, in Newspapers, and so much talk about the war that I do not intend to write about it in my diary. Indeed my diary is a sort of escape from the war . . . though it is almost impossible to escape from the anxieties which it brings."
Bestselling author D.E. Stevenson's charming fictional alter-ego, Hester Christie--or "Mrs. Tim" as she is affectionately known to friends of her military husband--was first introduced to readers in Mrs. Tim of the Regiment, published in 1932. In 1941, Stevenson brought Mrs. Tim back in this delightful sequel, to lift spirits and boost morale in the early days of World War II.

Reviews from earlier editions; "She admirably preserves her lightness of touch, with a tinge of melancholy added, which perfectly suits the mood of 1940."-Glasgow Herald
"This is not merely a war book to which cheerfulness keeps breaking in, it is a book of cheerfulness from which the war cannot be kept out . . . Major Tim's amazing escape from Dunkirk is high drama superbly handled, and her word pictures are both lifelike and lively."_-Manchester Evening News Cover matches stock image. 
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730 7231 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Five Windows
Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1953, 2016; 358 pages New 
A new copy. ; One of the rather scarce titles by this wonderful author. Set in the Scottish Border hills, Edinburgh, and London. Cover image is from the original 1953 UK edition.; '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.' "One of my favourite authors."- Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 28.95 USD
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731 7385 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Spring Magic
Dean Street Press: London; c1941, 2019; Reprint 267 pages New 
A new copy. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. This title has always been one of the more scarce DES books (perhaps due to wartime restrictions when it was first published). We are very pleased to be able to offer this new reprint to fellow DE Stevenson admirers.; After a bomb falls in Wintringham Square, breaking most of the windows, Frances Field leaves the London home of her aunt and takes herself to a small fishing village in Scotland for a well deserved holiday. This is another thoughtful analysis of character and personality by this wonderful author, the wife of an Army officer. It features members of the British military and their wives and was written during World War II.; Cover matches stock image. 
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732 7397 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Music In The Hills
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1950, 2020; 215 pages New 
A new copy received with faint edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith and a very short article by DES originally published in a US book club pamphlet about how she came to write "Music in the Hills".; The second novel in the Dering trilogy set in the "lovely Scottish Borderland". The first is 'Vittoria Cottage' and the third is 'Shoulder the Sky' (US) or 'Winter in Rough Weather' (UK). It was one of the author's favourites according to a letter DES wrote to an American reader in 1967.; ""I like Mureth," declared Lady Shaw. "There's something about Mureth.""It does things to people," Mamie agreed.Lady Shaw considered this. It sounded silly, but was it really silly. People said that Mamie Johnstone was a fool, and it was true that sometimes she said things that sounded foolish ... but the things she did were wise.

Mamie Johnstone, sister of Caroline Dering whom we met in Vittoria Cottage, and her husband Jock are popular figures in the village of Mureth, not far from the town of Drumburly in the Scottish Borders. Jock and Mamie have no children to inherit their farm, so they have adopted Caroline's son James. But James arrives at Mureth a bit shell-shocked from having proposed to Rhoda Ware, a successful London artist he has loved for years, and being refused. James buries himself in farming with Jock, and takes comfort in the company of Holly Douglas, a niece of the local gentry.

Fortunately for all involved, there is Mamie to do wise things and ensure that all is put right in the end!" Cover matches stock image. 
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733 7398 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Vittoria Cottage
Dean Street Press: London; c1949,2020; Reprint 203 pages New 
A new book received with a bit of edgewear.This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith and a very short article by DES originally published in a US book club pamphlet about how she came to write "Music in the Hills".; DES said in a letter that this was her favourite book and that she felt she was most like the main character, Caroline Dering. This is the first book in the Dering trilogy. "Caroline opened the door and saw Mr. Shepperton standing on the step. "Oh, it's you!" she exclaimed in surprise."Did you--were you expecting someone else?" he asked."Only the Queen," replied Caroline, chuckling. "Don't mind me," she added. "I often go slightly mad."

Caroline Dering, a widow with three grown children, lives a cheerful, quiet life near the idyllic English village of Ashbridge. But things are about to liven up, as daughter Leda announces a problematic engagement to the son of the local squire, son James returns from service and pursues romance with the squire's independent daughter, and sister Harriet, a famous actress who latest play has bombed, retreats to Ashbridge for a break. Then there's Robert Shepperton, a charming widower recovering from the losses of war at the local inn . . .

These problems, as well as smaller challenges with an overbearing village organizer, the blustering Sir Michael, and Caroline's daily help ("who rejoices in the name of Comfort Podbury"), are resolved with all of D.E. Stevenson's flair for gentle humour, clever plotting, and characters who walk right off the page."; This title reviewed and 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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734 7404 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Miss Buncle's Book
Softcover Sourcebooks: Napierville, IL; c1934, 2012; Reprint 299 pages Very Good+ 
No spine or cover creases, very lightly edgeworn. Page edges pale yellow. A nice copy of the wonderful story in which we first meet Barbara Buncle.; A delightful story, set in the English village of Silverstream. Highly recommended.; "Barbara Buncle is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara's bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out.

To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Buncle's world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art?

A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with 'Miss Buncle's Book', crafting a highly original and charming tale about what happens when people see themselves through someone else's eyes." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.50 USD

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735 7405 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Miss Buncle's Book
Softcover Sourcebooks: Napierville, IL; c1934, 2012; Reprint 299 pages New 
A new copy of the wonderful story in which we first meet Barbara Buncle.; A delightful story, set in the English village of Silverstream. Highly recommended.; "Barbara Buncle is in a bind. Times are harsh, and Barbara's bank account has seen better days. Maybe she could sell a novel ... if she knew any stories. Stumped for ideas, Barbara draws inspiration from her fellow residents of Silverstream, the little English village she knows inside and out.

To her surprise, the novel is a smash. It's a good thing she wrote under a pseudonym, because the folks of Silverstream are in an uproar. But what really turns Miss Buncle's world around is this: what happens to the characters in her book starts happening to their real-life counterparts. Does life really imitate art?

A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with 'Miss Buncle's Book', crafting a highly original and charming tale about what happens when people see themselves through someone else's eyes." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 15.99 USD

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736 7406 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Miss Buncle Married
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebooks: Napierville, IL; c1936,2012; Reprint 347 pages Very Good+ 
Very light edgewear, no spine or cover creases. Page edges pale tan. A very nice copy.; This is the delightful sequel to Miss Buncle's Book. Highly recommended.; " In this charming follow-up to Miss Buncle's Book, the intrepid writer moves to a new town filled with fascinating folks...who don't even know they might become the subjects of her next bestselling book.

Miss Buncle may have settled down, but she has already discovered that married life can't do a thing to prevent her from getting into humorous mix-ups and hilarious hijinks.

A beloved author who has sold more than seven million books, D. E. Stevenson is at her best with the stories of Miss Buncle." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.00 USD

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737 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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738 7408 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Two Mrs. Abbotts, The
Sourcebooks: Napierville, IL; c1943, 2014; 283 pages New 
A new copy received with faint edgewear. Although publication date says 2014 it was printed later as publisher's price increased from original 2014 issue. ; D.E. Stevenson delivers another well-crafted gem with the third book of the beloved Miss Buncle series originally published in the midst of World War II.

Much has changed in Wandlebury since Barbara Buncle (now Barbara Abbott) first moved to the charming English village. But as the mistress of her own home with two small children to look after, Barbara finds that she has distressingly little time to keep up with the goings-on of her friends and neighbors.

Luckily, Barbara's niece, Jerry Abbott, is more than willing to keep tabs on the news in Wandlebury. And with bits of gossip about everything from inconvenient romantic entanglements to German spies hiding in the woods, there is plenty to keep the two Mrs. Abbotts busy in this humorous account of life in World War II England.; Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 18.99 USD

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739 7386 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Gets a Job
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1947, 2019; 208 pages New 
A new copy received with faint edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith. ; With husband Tim stationed in Egypt and her children at boarding-school, Hester Christie--affectionately known as "Mrs. Tim" finds herself at loose ends, until her friend Grace takes her at her word and finds her a job with the formidable Erica Clutterbuck, who has opened a new hotel in the Scottish Borders. Highly recommended.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. " In the third in the series about Mrs. Tim and her family, Hester unwillingly finds temporary employment through the machinations of her dear friend Grace. At Tocher House, a hotel in the Scottish border country, we meet Erica Clutterbuck, surely one of the most unusual characters to grace the pages of English literature. In Hester’s ongoing diary you will meet up again with Tony Morley and many other dear friends, old and new.." Also reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog and by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group who said 'Mrs Tim Gets a Job is a delightful book & I enjoyed reading it very much.' Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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740 7387 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Mrs. Tim Flies Home
Softcover; Trade PB Dean Street Press: London; c1952, 2019; 217 pages New 
A new copy received with faint edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith.; In the fourth and final Mrs.Tim novel, the Christie children are growing up and Mrs. Tim finds a home in Old Quinings for their summer holidays, while Mr. Tim is stationed in Africa. Mrs.Tim’s new friends (and not so friendly new acquaintances including a despicable landlord of a perfect cottage) are characterized by the pen of a remarkable writer in the most delightful fashion.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS, AT and DES email discussion lists. "DE Stevenson’s characters couldn’t possibly be more real or more fascinating. This post-war novel is must reading." Also reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group who said 'This is a lovely, comforting book just like all the other Mrs Tim books.' Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 15.99 USD
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741 7399 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Winter and Rough Weather [Shoulder The Sky]
Dean Street Press: London; c1951, 2020; 229 pages New 
A new book received with light edgewear. This edition, one of the Furrowed Middlebrow imprints, has an introduction by Alexander McCall Smith and a very short article by DES originally published in a US book club pamphlet about how she came to write "Music in the Hills".; The third volume in the Dering trilogy, set at Mureth Farm and Drumburly in the Scottish Border country. Published in the US as 'Shoulder the Sky'.In this novel, in which characters from 'Vittoria Cottage' and 'Music in the Hills' recur, D.E. Stevenson wonderfully evokes the chill and bluster of winter in the Scottish Borders, contrasted with the warmth and charm of her irresistible characters.; Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 16.99 USD
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742 7414 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Baker's Daughter, The [Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter]
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebooks Landmark: Napierville, IL; c1938, 2016; 275 pages Very Good+ 
A new book received with faint edgewear, pale tan page edges, and some smudges to bottom page edges.; Published in Great Britain as 'Miss Bun, the Baker's Daughter'. This was the first DE Stevenson book submitted to and published by Collins. It was said to be Sir William Collins's favourite DES book and the best he ever read about Scotland and the Scottish people.

Sue Pringle has never met anyone like John Darnay before. A painter who roams the countryside with brush in hand, Darnay is so absorbed in his art that he can barely remember to feed himself-a stark contrast to the practical shopkeepers and shepherds of her tiny village.

Working as his housekeeper allows Sue to observe the eccentric Darnay unnoticed as he goes about his work translating the beautiful Scottish countryside onto canvas... ; 'Another fine story by D. E. Stevenson, most of it set in Scotland, although "Miss Bun" does travel to London and The Netherlands. The British title is an allusion to the card game "Happy Families". Players collect sets of four cards belonging to a family. The Baker's family is composed of Mr., Mrs., Miss, and Master Bun.

"This is a story of Sue Pringle, the daughter of a baker, and her friends, family and employers. It is set between WWI and WWI, and is a complex tale. It includes romance, family conflict, the challenges of learning to know oneself, and much more. It also addresses the English/Scots class system as it was in those years between the wars. Social history, entertainment, and much more. A D. E. Stevenson novel is always a delight.'-Jerri C. of the ATS and AT and DES email discussion groups. Cover matches stock image. 
Price: 14.99 USD

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743 7435 STEVENSON, D.E. [Dorothy Emily] Four Graces, The
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebooks Landmark: Napierville, IL; c1946, 2014; Reprint 249 pages Very Good+ 
A new book received with pale tan pages, very light edgewear. and a few smudge marks on textblock edges. ; A continuation of 'The Two Mrs. Abbots' set in Chevis Green. The "four Graces", the daughters of the village Vicar, Mr. Grace, are named Matilda (Tilly), Elizabeth (Liz), Sarah (Sal) and Adeline (Addie).; "The four Grace sisters-Liz, Sal, Tilly, and Addie-love their quiet life in the country village of Chevis Green. To some, their insular world might seem dull, but the sisters and their father, Mr. Grace, never seem to run out of conversation, jokes, and pleasant ways to pass the time together. They truly are the happiest of families.

That is, until Aunt Rona comes to town. Rona intends to stay with the Graces indefinitely, and her superior, meddlesome attitude immediately sets the sisters' teeth on edge. Throw in another unexpected houseguest, some potential suitors, and a case of mistaken intentions, and the members of the Grace family suddenly find themselves quite out of their element. Will they manage to make it through the summer and return to their quiet ways? Or will their close-knit family change forever?" Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 14.99 USD

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744 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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745 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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746 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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747 7309 STEWART, Mary The Moonspinners, Nine Coaches Waiting, The Ivy Tree, Madam, Will You Talk
Octopus / Heinemann: NY; 1979; 816 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Burgundy binding worn at bumped spine ends and corners. Previous owner bookplate (blank) on front free endpaper, a few faint spots to pale yellow textblock edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unpriced dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and creased. Oversized volume may require additional postage for international or priority shipping. ; An omnibus edition with four complete romantic suspense novels. 'Moonspinners' is set in Crete and was the basis for the film of the same name starring Hayley Mills."Nine Coaches Waiting" published in 1958 is a set in 1950's France. "The Ivy Tree" is set in Northumberland and, " Madam, Will You Talk" is set in the South of France. It was Stewart's first novel; begun "...in 1952, with no intention of publishing it, but my husband persuaded me to send it away, and it was accepted."; Mary Stewart books recommended by Lyn B. author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and several other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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748 6315 STEWART, Mary Touch Not the Cat
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: NY; 1976; First US Edition 276 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and bottom corners very lightly bumped; covers clean, no binding problems. Page edges lightly foxed on top edge, a few smudges to fore-edges; interior pages clean. Unclipped dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn, white flaps and rear panel faintly browned. Fun photograph of author and her cat on rear panel. A rather nice copy. ; The Ashley family has lived at Ashley Court for generations. When the father of twenty-two-year-old Byrony is killed in a mysterious car accident the Court passes by legal trust to her cousin Emory. Byrony is relieved not to have inherited the responsibility of the Court but she has inherited the family gift of telepathy. For some time she has been aware that another Ashley has the gift as well but which one? She determines to find out the identity of the other telepath and also to unravel the meaning of her dying father's last message to her.; This book recommended by Barbara P. and Patti H. of the DES email discussion group. This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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749 1412 Stewart, Mary Hollow Hills
Hardcover William Morrow & Company: New York; 1973; Fifth Printing 498 pages Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Spine head and tail lightly bumped; blue cloth boards soiled, binding is good and tight. Dust wrapper, not price cut, edgeworn, a 1 1/2" tear bottom of rear panel, another shorter tear on front panel, a few creases. ; Second volume in Stewart's enchanting Arthurian series.  
Price: 11.75 USD
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750 2531 STEWART, Mary Airs Above the Ground
Hardcover; Book Club Edition M.S. Mill Co./ Wm. Morrow: New York; 1965; Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
224 pages; Spine tail and bottom corners bumped and very lightly worn. Interior pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper is edgeworn with a few inch long closed tears, white flaps have yellowed edges.; The "airs above the ground" are the special leaps and steps done by Vienna's famous Lipizzan stallions of the Spanish Riding School, an integral part of this fast-paced story of intrigue. Mary Stewart has captured the Austrian countryside and a fairy-tale castle beautifully in this atmospheric tale of newlywed Vanessa March and her young charge Timothy Lacy. Both have personal problems to solve that grow rather than lessen. Excellent and exciting reading. ; Recommended by Cheryl of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 11.50 USD
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751 6384 STEWART, Mary Spell Of Mary Stewart, The [This Rough Magic, The Ivy Tree, Wildfire At Midnight ]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Nelson Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1968; 701 pages Very Good- in Very Good dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped and worn (seen previously in this edition), front free endpaper removed, a few smudges on page edges; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper edgeworn with several small chips and creases. ; Three complete novels in one omnibus edition. "This Rough Magic" is set in Corfu, "The Ivy Tree" in Northumberland, and "Wildfire at Midnight" in the Isle of Skye.; This author, and several of her books, reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DE Stevenson email discussion group. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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752 6015 STEWART, Mary This Rough Magic
Hardcover; Book Club Edition M.S. Mill Co./ Wm. Morrow: New York; 1964; Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper  
255 pages; Bumped spine ends and corners faintly worn, page edges, pastedowns and endpapers pale yellow; interior pages clean. Dust wrapper: faintly sunned spine, edgewear, tiny chips and rubbing. ; This is the compelling and exciting story of Lucy Waring on the island of Corfu. Mary Stewart combines relentless excitement with romance in a perfect setting, to keep you enthralled in characters you care about. Superior storytelling.; Recommended by Cheryl of the DES email discussion group.  
Price: 6.00 USD
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753 1683 STOCKWELL, Christine Nature's Pharmacy : A History of Plants and Healing [Based on the Pharmaceutical Society's Museum Collection at Kew]
Hardcover Century Hutchinson Ltd: London; 1988; 160 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Top text block edge lightly foxed; spine tail bumped. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, top edge of inside flaps lightly foxed, very lightly edgeworn. ; From the dust wrapper, "fascinating history of plants and healing....Reveals the uses of plants from magic to medicine, and tells us of the individuals who discovered their healing properties. " Includes an extensive index of common and botanical names of plants.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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754 7155 STREATFEILD, Noel Parson's Nine
Softcover Greyladies: Edinburgh; c1932, 2014; 290 pages As New 
A lovely as new copy. Our last copies; this title now out-of-print.; The story of a saintly vicar, his more practical wife and their nine children in a country vicarage before, during and after the First World War.

When Esdras, with his robust biblical quotations for every occasion - not always appreciated, and his brothers Tobit and Sirach go off to boarding school, Miss Crosby, a governess striving for women’s emancipation, arrives to teach the younger children; clever Judith, home-loving Esther and twins Susanna and Baruch. But we know that the childhood idyll cannot last, that the cataclysm is approaching. For a family of nine children in their teens and twenties can hardly hope to come through the Great War unscathed. But tragedy is met with stoicism and courage, indeed is barely mentioned, and lives are picked up and resumed in a very different post-war world.

Noel Streatfeild was herself the daughter of the vicarage, aged 18 when war was declared, and as her own war work volunteered in a hospital kitchen, wrote and put on plays in aid of the Red Cross, and left home to be a munitions worker at Woolwich Arsenal. Parson’s Nine is her second novel, originally published in 1932. 
Price: 24.50 USD

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755 7203 STREATFEILD, Noel Circus is Coming, The [Circus Shoes]
Softcover; Mass Market PB Puffin Books: Harmondsworth, England; c1938, 1983; 270 pages Illustrated by Clarke Hutton; B&W Illustrations: Good 
Light spine creases, covers very creased, pages age browned but not brittle, a few page corners creased; interior pages clean, none loose. A reading copy.; Winner of the1938 Carnegie Medal about the working life of a travelling circus. Orphans Santa and Peter find their unknown Uncle Gus, a clown and trapeze artist, working with Cob's Circus. Published in the US as "Circus Shoes".; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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756 7204 STREATFEILD] HUSE, Nancy Noel Streatfeild
Twayne Publishers: NY; 1994; 163 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Burgundy cloth binding, spine ends lightly bumped; a lovely copy. Dust wrapper very lightly edgeworn and rubbed. ; Part of the Twayne's English Author Series. "In this comprehensive analysis of a woman hailed by her fellow Britons as a 'National Monument', Nancy Huse argues that Streatfeild's work challenges the status of 'girl's books' , described in most criticism as ephemeral or constituting a catagory separate from 'great books'. Huse attributes the appeal of Streatfeild's books to their contemporary themes and traditional values and finds that in exploring the tensions of heredity and environment Streatfeild anticipates many contemporary questions about the role of women, the structure of the family, and the implications of the class system. In particular, Huse notes, Streatfeild (in both her children's and adult novels) used the poverty of women and their work in the domestic sphere to link the public with the private worlds shaping children.

Streatfeild's conservative upbringing, rebellious youth, and complex life-long relationship with her family provided material for her novels, according to Huse. Streatfeild developed a conscious perspective on childhood that she used to defend child/adult boundaries while sharpening story forms. At the same time, Huse contends, her multi faceted talent admitted new subjects, character types, themes, and information into the children's book because she assumed competence and intelligent curiosity as the basis of children's contributions to the family and to society.

In this vibrant portrait of the life and work of such an innovative children's writer, Huse suggests some meaningful ways to evaluate the family novel, the role of a children's novelist in preserving and constructing a historical record, and the implications of formulaic patterns that derive from female experience."

Her adult novels and novels written as Susan Scarlett are also discussed.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.75 USD

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757 272 Strieber, Whitley Majestic
Hardcover Putnam: NY; 1989; First US Edition 317 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Dw badly price cut; Author's 'fictional' ? telling of the Roswell Incident. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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758 4672 STRUTHER, Jan Mrs. Miniver
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Grosset & Dunlap: NY; c1940, 1942?; Reprint Good in Good+ dust wrapper  
288 pages; Spine ends bumped and cloth fraying, corners bumped with boards just peeking through cloth binding, spine and edges a bit sunned. Pages extremely age browned but clean and not brittle; no binding problems. Dust wrapper, with very sunned spine, is edgeworn with several small chips and tears; white rear panel lightly soiled. The dw has a still from the film featuring Walter Pidgeon and Greer Garson as the front illustration. ; Basis for the beloved World War II movie starring Greer Garson. Originally written in 1939 as a series of essays published in the London Times, this is a novel of an English woman during the early years of World War II. Recommended.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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759 3007 STURGIS, Matthew Aubrey Beardsley, a Biography
Hardcover Overlook Press: Woodstock, NY; c1998,1999; First US Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust wrapper  
B&W Photographs; 404 pages; A new book that has a slightly rubbed dust wrapper. ; 'In this biography, Matthew Sturgis has uncovered a great amount of new material and used many previously untapped sources to produce the most compelling and definitive account of Beardsley's life to date. Starting with Beardsley's shabby-genteel childhood in Brighton and London, Sturgis gives readers the full account of Beardsley's brief and brilliant life, from the artist's close relationship with his sister Mabel, his inspiring schooldays, his miserable year in a London insurance office, and his first discovery of Edward Burne-Jones, to his sudden rise to fame as co-editor of both The Yellow Book and The Savoy, his spectacular fall from grace in the wake of the Oscar Wilde scandal, and his anguished period of declining health. Willfully perverse, Beardsley achieved a fame that polarized late Victorian England while forging for himself a unique position among the Pre-Raphaelites, Impressionists, Symbolists, and literary Decadents that defined the fin de siecle temper. Yet, as Sturgis clearly demonstrates, perhaps Beardsley's greatest creation was himself. His deliberate manipulation of the press and public, his awareness of both art and market-place, made him one the of the first truly modern artists.'; Published @$29.95.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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760 1780 Summers, Anthony Goddess : the Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
Hardcover Macmillan Publishing Company: New York; 1985; First US Edition 415 pages B&W Photographs: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine tail lightly bumped. Dust wrapper, price cut, is lightly edgeworn. ; Author interviewed 600 people and used the Freedom of Information Act to get material for this book.  
Price: 9.00 USD
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761 477 Swann, E. L. Night Gardening
Softcover; Trade PB Hyperion: New York; 1999; Advance Review Copy As New  
223 pages; Publisher's letter laid in. Swann is a pseudonym for Kathryn Lasky, a children's book author. Lovely black and white pictures of flowers at the beginning of each chapter of this romance.  
Price: 11.00 USD
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762 380 Swick, Marly Evening News
Softcover; Trade PB Little Brown: Boston; 1999; Uncorrected Proof 351 pages Fine 

Price: 7.50 USD
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763 1036 Swindells, Madge Summer Harvest
Hardcover Doubleday: Garden City, NY; 1984; First US Edition 470 pages Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper 
Corners and spine head and tail bumped. Dust wrapper worn at extemities, spine sunned; Novel of a woman's life in South Africa from 1938 to 1968.  
Price: 8.50 USD
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764 1897 Symons, Julian Sweet Adelaide
Hardcover Harper & Row: New York; 1980; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
263 pages; Spine head and tail bumped, a nice clean copy. Price clipped dust wrapper is lightly edgeworn, no tears or chips. ; The fictionalized retelling of a real murder trial in Victorian England. Illegitimate Adelaide was forced to marry a grocer, the man her family paid to marry her. In 1866, at the Old Bailey, Adelaide was tried for the murder of her husband. Did she do it?  
Price: 12.50 USD
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765 7134 TANGYE, Derek Gull on the Roof, A
Hardcover Michael Joseph: London; 1961; Fourth Printing 191 pages Illustrated by Jean Tangye; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
The first volume of the Minack Chronicles. Derek and his wife Jeannie, leave London for Minack, a Cornish cottage where they plan to raise flowers and vegetables for market. Lovely black and white sketches by the author's wife including one of Monty the cat.; First published in March 1961, this fourth printing was issued August 1961. Blue cloth covered board with gilt lettering on spine. Lightly bumped spine ends and board edges have some colour loss. Pages light brown, page edges and one interior page soiled. Unclipped dust wrapper age browned, lightly soiled, and edgeworn with some small chips and closed tears. ; Recommended by Geraldine H., Julie B., and Lesley of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 15.95 USD
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766 531 Tannahill, Reay World, The Flesh And The Devil
Hardcover Crown: NY; 1985; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
479 pages; Red remainder mark on bottom edge. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed and edgeworn. ; Decorated endpapers with the family tree of the Royal House of Stewart. This novel, set in 15th Century Scotland, is an intricate blend of historical and fictional characters. To become Chancellor of Scotland John Cameron must become a priest; but what of Ninian, the woman of his heart?  
Price: 15.00 USD
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767 1041 Tannahill, Reay Passing Glory
Hardcover Crown: New York; 1989; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
598 pages; Bottom corners and spine head and tail lightly bumped. White dust wrapper faintly yellowed at bottom edge; Saga of a British family from the death of Queen Victoria in 1901 to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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768 7104 TAUBMAN, Philip Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage
Hardcover Simon & Schuster: NY; 2003; First US Edition 441 pages Near Fine in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
A lovely copy. Spine head bumped; unclipped dust wrapper faintly edgeworn and lightly rubbed.; 'During the early and most dangerous years of the cold war, a handful of Americans, led by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, revolutionized spying and warfare. In great secrecy and beyond the prying eyes of Congress and the press, they built exotic new machines that opened up theSoviet Union to surveillance and protected the United States from surprise nuclear attack. This is the dramatic story of these men and their inventions, told in full for the first time.

In a brief period of explosive, top-secret innovation during the 1950s, a small group of scientists, engineers, businessmen, and government officials rewrote the book on airplane design and led the nation into outer space. In an effort no less audacious than the creation of the atomic bomb, they designed, built, and operated the U-2 and supersonic SR-71 spy planes and Corona, the first reconnaissance satellites -- machines that could collect more information about the Soviet Union's weapons in a day than an army of spies could assemble in a decade.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
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769 390 Taylor, Georgia Lamia A Witch
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 1994; 294 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Remainder line on bottom edge. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, shows wear on one corner and one spot on the spine. ; A rather dark novel of witchcraft set in 16th Century France. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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770 7051 TAYLOR, Ina Victorian Sisters : The Remarkable Macdonald Women and the Great Men They Inspired
Softcover; Trade PB Adler & Adler: MD; 1987; 218 pages B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine sunned and faintly creased, very light edgewear. Pages edges pale yellow (seen before in this edition) and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, none loose.; This is the engaging biography of Angela Thirkell's grandmother and great-aunts. Georgiana Burne-Jones, her grandmother, wife of painter Edward Burne-Jones, Agnes was the wife of artist Edward Poynter, Alice was wife to an artist and mother of Rudyard Kipling and Louisa was mother to British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin.; Ede J. of the ATS and AT email discussion group liked this book better than the one more recently published about the sisters, "worth buying to add to one's Thirkell Shelf." Also recommended by Carol S. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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771 7025 TAYLOR, Patrick Irish Country Doctor, An [The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty]
Hardcover; Book Club Edition Tom Doherty Assoc.: NY; c2004, 2007; Large Print Edition 559 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
The Doubleday Large Print Home Library Edition. Spine ends bumped, page edges yellowed; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper slightly creased and edgeworn. A nice copy.; This novel, originally published in Canada as "The Apprenticeship of Doctor Laverty", is set in the 1960's in the tiny town of Ballybucklebo. It is the first book in the series. The author, an M.D., based this novel on journals he kept of his early days as a doctor in rural Ireland.; This author's books recommended by DES email discussion group members Judith L., Suzi S., Linda J., Anna B., and Sheila who says "They scratch the same itch for me as the James Herriot books, but I think they are better written. ...the eccentric characters and animals are all there as is the overall kindness and caring and the description of the countryside and rural life." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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772 7026 TAYLOR, Patrick Irish Country Village, An
Hardcover Tom Doherty Assoc.: NY; 2008; First US Edition 431 pages Very Good- in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends bumped,short closed tear at spine head, board edges faintly soiled, page edges pale yellow; no binding problems, pages clean and bright. Unclipped dust wrapper slightly edgeworn.; The village is the tiny town of Ballybucklebo in rural Northern Ireland. This is the second novel in the series that has been described as in the tradition of James Herriot.; This author's books recommended by DES email discussion group members Judith L., Suzi S., Linda J., Anna B., and Sheila who says "They scratch the same itch for me as the James Herriot books, but I think they are better written. ...the eccentric characters and animals are all there as is the overall kindness and caring and the description of the countryside and rural life." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 14.75 USD
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773 6960 TAYLOR] BEAUMAN, Nicola Other Elizabeth Taylor, The
Softcover; Trade PB Persephone Books: London; 2009; 444 pages Very Good+ 
' Betty Coles became Elizabeth Taylor upon her marriage in 1936. Her first novel "At Mrs. Lippincote's" appeared in the same year (1945) as the actress Elizabeth Taylor was appearing in "National Velvet." Over the next thirty years, "the other Elizabeth Taylor" lived and worked in Buckinghamshire and published eleven more novels and four volumes of short stories.'; Spine lightly curved and creased, covers faintly edgeworn, title page creased. A very nice copy. ; Nicola Beauman's biography 'tries to give this marvellous novelist her due while describing her life as truthfully as possible'. The author founded Persephone Books in 1999. This title recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Image is actual copy offered. 
Price: 16.50 USD
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774 913 TENNYSON, Alfred Lord (illustrated By A. & M. Provensen) Charge of the Light Brigade
Hardcover Golden Press: New York; 1964; 12mo Color Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Ink gift inscription on front free endpaper, spine ends lightly rubbed and worn. Dust wrapper, price clipped,is edgeworn with several small chips and tears. One long tear, along half the length of the spine, repaired with archival tape on the back side. This is NOT an ex-library book.; The classic poem by Queen Victoria's poet laureate of the most useless battle of the Crimean War (1854-56) dramatically illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen.  
Price: 19.75 USD
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775 7015 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Franchise Affair, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1948, 1988; Reprint 289 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. No spine or cover creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates a mother and daughter accused of kidnapping a local young woman. Basis for 1951 movie of the same name starring John Bailey and Michael Denison (and including Patrick Troughton of Dr. Who fame.); "Marion Sharpe and her mother seem an unlikely duo to be found on the wrong side of the law. Quiet and ordinary, they have led a peaceful and unremarkable life at their country home, The Franchise. Unremarkable that is, until the police turn up with a demure young woman on their doorstep. Not only does Betty Kane accuse them of kidnap and abuse, she can back up her claim with a detailed description of the attic room in which she was kept, right down to the crack in its round window."

'I love Josephine Tey as well. My favourites are 'Brat Farrar' and 'The Franchise Affair'. -Tricia K. 'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K. 'I do have them all but think The Franchise Affair is my favorite.'-Louise D. 'Brat Farrar, Miss Pym, The Franchise Affair, and the Daughter of Time at the very top of my favorites list.' Sulie P. This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Sheila, Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B., Kristi J. and Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.50 USD

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776 7017 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Shilling for Candles, A
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1936, 1988; Reprint 226 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear and very light cover creases. No spine creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates this nightmarish case (too many clues, too many motives) of a young woman found dead on a southern coast of England beach. This first novel published under the Tey pseudonym was the basis for 'Young and Innocent' (aka 'The Girl was Young') featuring Nova Pilbeam and Derrick De Marney. It was Alfred Hitchcock's favourite amongst his British films.; "Beneath the sea cliffs of the south coast, suicides are a sad but common fact. Yet even the hardened coastguard knows something is wrong when a beautiful young film actress is found lying dead on the beach one morning. Inspector Grant has to take a more professional attitude: death by suicide, however common, has to have a motive -- just like murder..."

'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K., 'enjoyed it tremendously.'-Sheila This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B. and Kristi J. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.00 USD

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777 7019 TEY, Josephine [Elizabeth MacKintosh] Singing Sands, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Collier Books: NY; c1953, 1988; Reprint 222 pages Very Good+ 
A lovely copy with faint edgewear. No spine or cover creases, page edges palest yellow.; Inspector Alan Grant investigates a murder on the night train to Scotland. Basis for an episode of the BBC television series 'Detective'.; "On sick leave from Scotland Yard, Inspector Alan Grant finds a dead man aboard the night train to Scotland and is drawn into the mystery of the man's death by the lines -- 'the singing sands, that guard the way to paradise' -- that are written on the dead man's newspaper."

'I love the Alan Grant mysteries'. -Karen K. "I enjoyed it." - Jerri C. This author's books recommended by *many* other members of the DE Stevenson email discussion group including Elizabeth B., Jane S., Sheila, Susan D, Beatrice H., Julie B., Kristi J. and Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 8.95 USD

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778 7308 The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim] Love
Hardcover Macmillan: London; c1925,1929; Reprint 408 pages Very Good 
Part of the lovely Macmillan pocket edition with navy blue leather binding, gilt top edge, and gilt on spine. Spine ends and corners bumped and very lightly worn. Ribbon bookmark end beginning to fray, pastedowns and endpapers slightly foxed(seen often in this edition); interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy.; "When Catherine sees Christopher at the play she notices he is a glorious young man. He thinks she is the sweetest little thing in an adorable hat. They are both so enthusiastic --about the play. It is her ninth time at the performance and his thirty-sixth. Obviously they are perfect partners for a romance. . Except for the small matter of age."; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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779 7094 The Author of Elizabeth and her German Garden [Elizabeth Von Arnim] Benefactress, The
Hardcover Macmillan: London; c1898, 1929; 418 pages Very Good- 
Part of the lovely Macmillan pocket edition with royal blue cloth bindings, gilt top edges, and gilt on spine. Spine ends, corners and bottom edges, bumped and lightly worn (seen often in this edition). Pastedowns and endpapers faintly yellowed, page edges yellowed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, none loose. No dust wrapper, as issued.; 'When Anna Estcourt was twenty-five, and had begun to wonder whether the pleasure extractable from life at all counterbalanced the bother of it, a wonderful thing happened.' So begins another of Elizabeth's fairy tale type stories. Unmarried Anna moves from London to rural Germany when she inherits a relative's Pomeranian estate.; This title reviewed and recommended by Lyn B., author of the 'I Prefer Reading' blog and member of the DES email discussion group. Also reviewed and recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 25.50 USD
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780 452 Theroux, Paul Kingdom By The Sea : A Journey Around Great Britain
Hardcover Houghton Mifflin: NY; 1983; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
353 pages; Light yellow-green boards, navy blue ¼ cloth binding with bright gilt lettering, map end-papers; dw rubbed and edgeworn. ; Theroux travelled the entire perimeter of Great Britain, including Northern Ireland.  
Price: 18.00 USD
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781 6790 THIRKELL, Angela Before Lunch
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1940,1992; 322 pages Very Good 
Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn, inside covers and page edges pale brown (seen before in this edition); interior pages clean, none loose. ; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. "In this quintessential Angela Thirkell novel, the interplay of three households is delightful. The book is full of comic speeches, some wonderful words about friendship, and is one of the most 'Barchester' of Barchester novels." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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782 7307 THIRKELL, Angela Before Lunch
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; c1939, 1949; 335 pages Very Good in Fair dust wrapper 
Part of the Collected Edition. Beige cloth binding with faintly sunned spine, corners and spine ends lightly bumped (often found in this edition). Endpapers and pastedowns very foxed and age browned, page edges light brown (seen frequently in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. Fragile unclipped dust wrapper edgeworn and age-browned; heavily sunned and stained spine and front flap detached, reattached with archival tape. In protective sleeve as are all our hardback dust wrappers.; Recommended by Holly H. of the ATS and AT email discussion group. "In this quintessential Angela Thirkell novel, the interplay of three households is delightful. The book is full of comic speeches, some wonderful words about friendship, and is one of the most 'Barchester' of Barchester novels." Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.50 USD
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783 7320 THIRKELL, Angela Never Too Late
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1956; First US Edition 313 pages Good 
Blue cloth covers have faded edges and spine (a common flaw with this edition), lightly soiled. Spine ends bumped, spine tail fraying. Corners bumped revealing boards on bottom corners. Page edges yellowed and lightly soiled; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Decorative map of Barsetshire endpapers has a small bookstore label, a very old price, and small ink number on rear pastedown. No dust wrapper. A reading copy. ; England's new Queen is settling in, the war is over, and life's important events again center around the county of Barsetshire.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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784 6318 THIRKELL, Angela Wild Strawberries and High Rising (Slipcased Set)
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1951; First Edition Thus 265+282 pages Very Good in Good dust wrapper 
Covers, pastedowns, endpapers, page edges, and brown kraft paper dust wrappers very foxed. Spine ends and corners of High Rising bumped and lightly worn (not to boards). Dust wrappers a bit edgeworn, dw on HR once in pieces, now repaired with archival tape but 3" portion at top of spine missing. Dust wrappers have not been put in mylar covers as the protective covers put too much strain on the slipcase. The illustrated slipcase has some repaired seams at top and bottom, is slightly sunned and soiled, and has some skinned areas on spine. ; The slip case is wonderfully decorated by Cosgrave II who did several of the beautiful US edition dust wrappers for AT titles. In WS we are introduced to the endearing and maddening Lady Emily Leslie of Rushwater House and the rest of her charming family. Rushwater is believed to be based on Stanway House in Gloucestershire. HR is our introdution to Laura Morland, the writer of 'rather good bad novels', her son Tony, and many other beloved Barsetshire characters. 
Price: 74.50 USD
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785 7333 THIRKELL, Angela Jutland Cottage
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1953; First US Edition 312 pages Fair 
Spine ends and corners bumped and fraying, cloth worn to boards on all corners, spine sunned (seen frequently in this edition), orange cloth boards have a few soil marks. Pages age yellowed with a few soil spots in margins and edges; endpapers decorated with map of Barsetshire. A reading copy with no loose pages. ; 'Helping the county's denizens move past their grieving for the death of King George VI, the whispered inklings of a romance between a new rector and "the incredibly beautiful and even more incredibly silly" Rose Fairweather lighten the mood in this 22nd Barsetshire novel, originally published in 1953. But at the center of this tale is Admiral Phelps's daughter Margot, a 40-ish ugly duckling who is taken in hand by the ladies of Barsetshire and transformed into a swan.'; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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786 6824 THIRKELL, Angela Duke's Daughter, The
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1951, 1998; 357 pages Very Good 
No spine creases, a few light cover creases, light edgewear, a bit of soil to page edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems.; Another enjoyable novel set in post-war Barsetshire. The title refers to Lady Cora Palliser, the lovely daughter of the Duke of Omnium.; "...ordinary country pleasures provide the happenstance for the hopes and hesitations of young love. Family names familiar from earlier installments of the Barsetshire series- Marling and Adams, Winter and Waring, Belton and Dale- populate the pages of this engaging novel, as enamored men and women find their way into each other's hearts... To the traditional concerns of the gentry is added a fierce displeasure with intrusions of the post-war government (the office of "Red Tape and Sealing Wax"), yet this new-found preoccupation does nothing to deter the onset of a happy ending for all concerned." Cover matches sample image. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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787 5334 THIRKELL, Angela Ankle Deep
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1933, 1996; 212 pages Very Good+ 
No spine creases, back cover corner and several page corners creased, faint edgewear. A nice copy.; First time this early AT title has been published in the US. This novel was written before the author had the inspiration to write her Barsetshire series and is rather autobiographical.; Perhaps not the novel to choose to introduce others to AT but as AT admirers we found it very interesting. Now out of print. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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788 7340 THIRKELL, Angela What Did It Mean?
Hardcover Knopf: NY; 1954; First US Edition 346 pages Very Good in Fair dust wrapper 
Red cloth covers clean but faintly sunned at bumped spine ends, one bottom corner bumped; no binding problems. Pages age browned but not brittle (seen before in this edition), top painted edge faded and dusty, decorated endpapers lightly soiled; interior pages clean. Price clipped dust wrapper with wonderful Cosgrave II illustration and flap photograph of author in her black lace mantilla in rather fragile condition. Sunned spine, edgewear, chips and closed tears, white rear panel age browned and lightly soiled. Now in protective sleeve as are all our dust wrappers. ; Life in Barsetshire during the Coronation Year includes Pageants, Entertainments, and a bit of romance.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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789 7347 THIRKELL, Angela Double Affair, A
Knopf: NY; 1957; First US Edition 312 pages Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
Original orange cloth faded, especially at spine, edges slightly soiled. Top corners bumped and bottom corners worn to boards. 'Books by AT' listing has blue ink checkmarks next to most of the titles. Pages pale yellow, edges faintly soiled, a few creased top corners; interior pages clean, no binding problems. An old newspaper (now removed) once left in the front of book leaving a mark on the front flap and the decorated endpaper. Unclipped, lighlty edgeworn dust wrapper has a slightly soiled and yellowed white rear panel, a few tiny closed tears, and bottom front flap corner torn away as well as the aforementioned mark on the flap. Front illustration is another delightful Cosgrave II painting.; 'Older and wiser than the usual betrothed, Herbert Choyce and Miss Merriman are in no hurry to get married. But, in the 27th of Thirkell's Barsetshire novels, the enthusiasm of friends and neighbors sweeps them up in a rush to the altar, with unexpected results.'; AT's books recommended by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog, the "Desperate Reader" blogger, Jodie R. the author of the 'Geranium Cat's Bookshelf' and obviously by members of the ATS and AT email discussion groups. :o) Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 26.50 USD
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790 7084 THIRKELL, Angela Happy Returns [Happy Return]
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1952, 1998; 323 pages As New 
A lovely unread copy.; Earlier US editions of this book were published as 'Happy Return'.; This Barsetshire novel 'welcomes us back to a county still shadowed by the war and its aftermath. Old friends and new faces join the community conversation, as Sir Cecil Waring has plans for a home for boys of naval men killed in the war, while the Priory Preparatory School prepares for its move to Harefield.' In between a hesitant courtship and a headlong marriage, 'we find much discussion of gardens, dogs, and other country matters'. This edition now out of print. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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791 7085 THIRKELL, Angela Miss Bunting
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1945, 2001; Reprint; Second Printing 322 pages As New 
A lovely unread copy.; One of the World War II Barsetshire novels.; 'While "the war had mingled all races and creeds, it had not as yet mingled Old Town and New," winks the author in this Barsetshire chronicle from 1945. Under the tutelage of Miss Bunting—the governess who has molded most of the country's upper class—Anne, daughter of Sir Robert Fielding, renews an old school acquaintance with the daughter of Hogglestock's successful, albeit not genteel, iron master. "We must move with the times," says the unflappable governess when Lady Fielding questions the suitability of this association.' This edition now out of print. Image is one of actual copies on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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792 7349 THIRKELL, Angela Old Bank House, The
Knopf: NY; 1949; First US Edition 345 pages Good+ 
Blue cloth binding heavily sunned and a bit soiled, spine ends and corners bumped. Pages pale yellow, edges darker and a bit soiled, a few spots on front Barsetshire map endpaper. Interior pages clean; no binding problems. A reading copy. No dust wrapper.; The Old Bank House is situated on the High Street in the market town of Edgewood. Miss Sowerby, unable to continue in her large and beautiful home, agrees to sell it to Mr. Sam Adams, the wealthy ironmaster from Hogglestock who is now the local Labour MP. Miss Sowerby warns him that the house likes a mistress. During this visit to Barsetshire we learn how the Old Bank House gains its new mistress.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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793 7352 THIRKELL, Angela Trooper to the Southern Cross
Virago: London; c1934, 1985; 177 pages Very Good 
Light spine and cover creases, edgewear, clean pages pale brown, edges a bit darker as is common with these Virago editions. Virago price sticker on back cover; no loose pages.; Introduction by Tony Gould. Originally published in London in 1934 under the male pseudonym Leslie Parker. It is the lively, and humorous account of a doctor and his family returning to Australia on a troopship after World War I. It is based on Thirkell's own experiences on her voyage to Australia with Lance Thirkell and her two small sons.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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794 7355 THIRKELL, Angela Summer Half
Hogarth Press: London; c1937, 1988; Reprint 252 pages Very Good 
Covers lightly creased, light edgewear, small skinned area on front cover (from old price sticker?) Pages yellowed (seen frequently in this edition), red remainder mark bottom edge; pages clean, none loose. A nice copy.; Colin Keith teaches at Southbridge during a break from his law studies; another delightful early Barsetshire novel. Great cover illustration by Clair Minter-Kemp. Recommended.; Image is actual book on offer. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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795 7095 THIRKELL, Angela Enter Sir Robert
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: NY; c1955; 265 pages As New 
An unread copy with faintest edgewear. No date on this edition, issued after publisher became an imprint of Beaufort Books. ; In this Barsetshire chronicle of village society (Hatch End and Little Misfit) and family life (The Hallidays and the Grahams) the elusive Sir Robert Graham finally makes an appearance.; This edition now out of print. Image is one of actual copies available. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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796 7362 THIRKELL, Angela Peace Breaks Out
Knopf: New York; 1947; Second Printing 370 pages Very Good- in Good+ dust wrapper 
Both the first and second printings of this US edition were issued in June 1947. Tan cloth boards with green lettering and tree decoration. Spine ends lightly bumped, pastedowns and endpapers foxed, textblock edges age yellowed (seen frequently in this edition); interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy. Price clipped dust wrapper has sunned spine, is edgeworn, with several tears and chips and is a bit fragile (seen frequently with this title). Now in protective dw cover as are all our books with dws.; In the summer of 1945 the war has finally ended but the denizens of Barsetshire soon find that peace brings problems of its own.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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797 7108 THIRKELL, Angela Private Enterprise
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; c1947, 2003; 463 pages Near Fine 
A lovely unread copy with faint edgewear.; There is a new Vicar at Southbridge and Mr. Birkett retires as Headmaster of Southbridge School somewhat reluctantly. The residents of Barsetshire, having dealt with the horrors of war, now must deal with the horrors of peace. "All the talk in 1947 is of rations and privation —until the pretty war widow Peggy Arbuthnot and her sister-in-law arrive, creating quite a stir among the bachelors and matchmakers of Barsetshire society. Hopes will be nursed, hearts will be broken, and silly behavior will be pointed out for being exactly what it is in this delightful comedy of manners."; Cover art on this edition is from "Apple Blossoms" by John Everett Millais. Original painting is located at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in the UK. This edition now out of print. Reviewed by Claire author of 'The Captive Reader' blog. Image is one of actual copies available. 
Price: 12.75 USD
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798 6642 THIRKELL, Angela Wild Strawberries
Softcover; Mass Market PB Carroll & Graf: New York; c1934,1989; Reprint 265 pages Very Good 
Spine creased, covers lightly edgeworn, pages pale yellow, edges a bit darker with a smudge mark; interior pages clean, none loose. ; In this chronicle of Barsetshire we are introduced to the endearing and maddening Lady Emily Leslie of Rushwater House and the rest of her charming family. Rushwater is believed to be based on Stanway House in Gloucestershire.; Front cover matches this sample image. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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799 7129 THIRKELL, Angela Old Bank House, The
Softcover; Trade PB Moyer Bell: Wakefield, RI; (1949) 1997; 393 pages Very Good 
The Old Bank House is situated on the High Street in the market town of Edgewood. Miss Sowerby, unable to continue in her large and beautiful home, agrees to sell it to Mr. Sam Adams, the wealthy ironmaster from Hogglestock who is now the local Labour MP. Miss Sowerby warns him that the house likes a mistress. During this visit to Barsetshire we learn how the Old Bank House gains its new mistress.; No spine creases, covers have light edgewear and a few faint creases, some smudges to page edges, a few lower page corners creased; interior pages clean, no binding problems. A nice copy.; This edition now out of print. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 21.95 USD
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800 6847 THIRKELL, Angela County Chronicle
Hardcover Hamish Hamilton: London; 1950; First British Edition 348 pages Very Good- in Very Good- dust wrapper 
Red cloth boards, top half inch faded, book edge wet at one time resulting in loss of top colour on boards and page edges, stain running down foredge, no damage to text. Cloth raised in a few spots on front and rear boards (publishing flaw?), spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Page edges pale yellow, decorated (map of Barsetshire) endpapers foxed (seen before in this edition), soil to page edges; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Clipped dust wrapper edgeworn with several closed tears and small chips. Spine and white portions of dw sunned (seen often in this edition). ; Another delightful visit to the county of Barsetshire.; Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 24.75 USD
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