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Operation Heartbreak, COOPER, Duff
Operation Heartbreak
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Elizabeth and Her German Garden, Elizabeth [Von Arnim]
Elizabeth and Her German Garden
Elizabeth [Von Arnim]
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Death of the Heart, BOWEN, Elizabeth
Death of the Heart
BOWEN, Elizabeth
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House of Hope, The, ALEXANDER, Kate
House of Hope, The
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1 6364 ABLEMAN, Paul [Read by Stephanie Cole] Waiting for God [Audio Cassettes]
Audio Tape; Ex-Library Chivers Audio Books: London; 1995; Very Good+ 
Ex-library audio cassettes with usual stamps and markings. Six audio cassettes; unabridged; cassettes in excellent condition. No decorative case, cassettes in protective cases in cardboard library box.; A novel based on the BBC1 comedy series of the same name, featuring Tom Ballard (Graham Crowden) and Diana Trent (Stephanie Cole) at the Bayview Retirement Home and their bizarre assortment of relatives and friends. The television series, that ran from 1990-1994, has been released on DVD.; Instructions on how to convert these cassettes to MP3 versions available upon request. 
Price: 24.50 USD
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2 5331 ADDIS, Faith Taking the Biscuit [Large Print] (Down to Earth volume 4)
Hardcover; Ex-Lib Ulverscroft: Leicester; c1989, 1992; 304 pages Very Good- 
Ex-library book with usual stamps and markings, spine ends and corners bumped, light soil to page edges, book is slightly cocked. No dust wrapper as issued.; Faith and Brian Addis left their London florist business in the 1970's and moved to the country in an effort to live a more leisured existance. They now live in South Devon where they raises plants and Faith is a mobile dog groomer. This fictionalised memoir is the fourth in the series but can be read and enjoyed on its own (as we did, laughing aloud at times). The BBC television series "Down to Earth" was based on these books. Highly recommended.; This series recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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3 6325 ADDIS, Faith Year of the Cornflake (Down to Earth Volume 1)
Softcover; Trade PB BBC Worldwide Ltd.: London; c1983,2000; First Edition Thus 224 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, covers lightly edgeworn. Page edges yellowed, several pages have creased corners; pages clean, none loose. This edition has a new foreword by the author and a cover illustration from the BBC series.; Basis for the BBC television series 'Down to Earth'. The author's fictionalized memoirs of the family's decision in the 1970s to leave their florist business in London and move to Devon. In this first book of the series we learn about their first year running a holiday camp for children ages 6-12. A fun read; recommended.; Recommended by Geraldine H. of the DES email discussion group. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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House of Hope, The, ALEXANDER, Kate
4 7240 ALEXANDER, Kate House of Hope, The
Hardcover St Martin's Press: NY; 1994; First US Edition 344 pages Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper 
'In 1861, Vittorio Speranza set sail from Italy for England with his inheritance: an ancient marble statue of Hermes, a fifteenth-century depiction of the Nativity by the Italian master Monaccio, and a gold cup attributed to Benvenuto Cellini. He also carried with him a very valuable talent-Vittorio Speranza had an almost uncanny ability to discern the priceless from the mundane, the true work of fine art from the worthless fake.' Established by Vittorio's exceptional taste in antiquities-and by his marriage to a beautiful English woman, The House of Hope auction-house dynasty spans a stark depression and two world wars.; Spine ends and top corners bumped, ink initial on front free endpaper; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped dust wrapper lightly edgeworn and creased. Short closed tear at bottom rear flap edge.; Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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5 2767 AMBLER, Eric Siege of the Villa Lipp
Hardcover Random House: NY; 1977; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
275 pages; Spine ends lightly bumped, diagonal mark on front board. No binding problems, pages clean and bright. Dust wrapper, not price clipped, is edgeworn and lightly yellowed and soiled. ; A tale of intelligence and intrigue involving the sophisticated and shadowy world of quasi-legal international business. Obsessive social scientist Professor Krom is determined to expose one of the wheeler-dealers at the Mediterranean Villa Lipp.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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6 1093 Amis, Martin London Fields
Hardcover Harmony Books: New York; 1989; Third Printing Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper  
470 pages; Remainder dot on bottom edge, light soil to page edges; dust wrapper rubbed with light edgewear. ; Shortlisted for the Booker Prize. A murder is "constructed, " that is set up, and we SORT OF know about it as it's going to happen. This novel has been described as gritty and funny, magical and tightly-crafted. So, which one of Nicola's six lovers will she choose to kill her?  
Price: 12.00 USD
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'Allo 'Allo!: The Complete War Diaries of Rene Artois, ARTOIS, Rene, edited by Rene Fairfax, translated by John Haselden
7 6764 ARTOIS, Rene, edited by Rene Fairfax, translated by John Haselden 'Allo 'Allo!: The Complete War Diaries of Rene Artois
Softcover; Trade PB BBC Books: London; 1991; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, covers edgeworn, soil marks on page edges; interior pages clean, none loose.; Contains volumes 1 and 2 of the memoirs of France's greatest hero, Rene Artois, who features in the BBC TV comedy series "'Allo 'Allo" by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft. 'Every inch the patriot, always willing to do his bit, Rene in these top secret diaries lays bare some of the darkest secrets of World War Two and the little cupboard under the stairs.'; Book matches sample image. 
Price: 9.75 USD
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Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues [The Bar Sinister], AUSTEN] BERDOLL, Linda
8 6291 AUSTEN] BERDOLL, Linda Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues [The Bar Sinister]
Softcover; Trade PB Sourcebooks Landmark: Napierville, IL; 2004; 465 pages Very Good- 
No spine creases, covers edgeworn and slightly rubbed, corners curled, pinhole in top corner. A few smudges to page edges and white back cover; interior pages clean.; 'This rollicking sequel to Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was originally self-published in 1999 as "The Bar Sinister". In Berdoll's wild, bawdy, and utterly enjoyable novel, the Darcys begin their married life as one of the happiest, most in-love couples imaginable. Berdoll picks up the story after their wedding, but flashes back to the days after the courtship, when Elizabeth and Darcy's passion for each other grew stronger. After a spicy wedding night, the couple finds their compatibility extends far beyond their matched wits. As Elizabeth settles into her role as mistress of a large household, her sister Jane grapples with her own, less passionate marriage to Charles Bingley. Thrown in as well are an illegitimate young man who just might be Darcy's son, a vengeful serving man who plagues the Darcys and develops an unhealthy fixation on Elizabeth, and suspicions of infidelity. Austenites who enjoy the many continuations of her novels will find much to love about this wild ride of a sequel, especially Berdoll's depiction of the enduring, strong love between Elizabeth and Darcy. Kristine Huntley, Booklist' 
Price: 8.75 USD
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9 706 Beauman, Sally Dark Angel
Hardcover Bantam: New York; 1990; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
786 pages; Dust wrapper edgeworn with a few small tears, vertical crease running the length of the spine.  
Price: 8.00 USD
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10 6122 BECKWITH, Lillian Hills is Lonely, The
Softcover; Mass Market PB Arrow Books: London; c1959,1985; Reprint 256 pages Very Good  
Faint spine creases, very light edgewear, page edges pale brown. A nice copy. ; The first in this author's series of stories about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. This volume is listed as non-fiction but later books in the series say fiction. After reading it, let us know which you think it is. :-) ; Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS.  
Price: 8.75 USD
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Lightly Poached, BECKWITH, Lillian
11 6693 BECKWITH, Lillian Lightly Poached
Softcover; Mass Market PB Arrow Books: London; c1973,1976; Reprint 192 pages Illustrated by Douglas Hall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good 
Spine and cover creases, light edgewear, pages pale brown but clean; none loose.; Another fun volume in this author's series of stories about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. The title refers to the villagers' thoughts on poaching. 'The Lord puts the salmon in the river like he puts the berries on the trees. They're there for all of us, not just for the laird.' Poaching isn't a crime but you do have to keep an eye out for the local police..; Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS. Front cover matches sample image. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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Rope in Case, A, BECKWITH, Lillian
12 6822 BECKWITH, Lillian Rope in Case, A
Hardcover Hutchinson: London; 1968; First British Edition 192 pages Illustrated by Douglas Hall; B&W Illustrations: Very Good in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends and corners bumped, very light soil to page edges, previous owner name on front free endpaper; interior pages clean, no binding problems. Unclipped dust wrapper, sunned spine and edges, faint edgewear. A nice copy.; The fourth book in this author's series of autobiographical fiction about life in the village of Bruach in the Hebrides. The title refers to the advice she received when she first arrived in Bruach "always take a rope - in case"...; The books in the beginning of this series were originally published as autobiography... Recommended by Anne W. and Kit M. of the ATS. Dust wrapper matches sample image. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story, BEERBOHM, Max
13 6565 BEERBOHM, Max Zuleika Dobson or An Oxford Love Story
Hardcover Heritage Press: NY; c1911,1960; 277 pages Illustrated by George Him: Very Good- 
Grey decorated linen covers faintly sunned at edges and spine. Spine head corners bumped and soiled, front end paper and most pages creased at top spine corner, tiny tear at top hinge on decorated front pastedown (all look like the result of a hard bump or fall). Page edges, blue speckeled by publisher, lightly yellowed; interior pages clean, none loose. No dust wrapper as issued, black slipcase rather fragile with split seams and interior boards exposed. Black & white and 16 full page colour illustrations. ; Preface by Douglas Cleverdon. Heritage Club "Sandglass" laid in. The lovely Zuleika Dobson is a professional magician and the granddaughter of the Warden of Judas College, Oxford. (Based on Merton College, Oxford, Beerbohm's alma mater). All of the student body falls victim to her charms... This is one of crime novelist Val McDermid's top 10 Oxford novels. 'A mad fantasy, this is a satire on the sheltered world of Oxford colleges a century ago. Zuleika, granddaughter of the warden of Judas College, is a conjuror whose charms bewitch all the men who come into contact with her. Rejection drives them to mass suicide and Zuleika sets her sights on Cambridge. Beerbohm's a class act whose wit makes this still worth a read.'; ' this curiosity is still great fun to read. Just don’t go looking for a moral.'-This title reviewed and recommended by Scott the owner of the "Stuck in a Book" blog. This will not fit safely in an International Priority Mail envelope. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Rather Charming Invitation, A, BELMOND, C.A. [Camille Aubray]
14 6522 BELMOND, C.A. [Camille Aubray] Rather Charming Invitation, A
Softcover; Trade PB New American Library: NY; 2010; 433 pages As New 
This third title in this delightful series involves a search for a missing bridal tapestry.; A new copy with faint edgewear. ; !!Spoiler Alert!! Don't read any further if you've not read the first two books in the series.

'Dateline: London, Paris, Antibes. It's time to get down to wedding planning. But while heiress Penny's distant relatives insist that the nuptials be held in their native France, Jeremy's kin won't have it anywhere but England. And either choice might just re-ignite the Hundred Years' War...

Then, in a family château high above the perfume fields of Grasse, Penny's French cousin offers her the loan of an ancient bridal tapestry. But Penny has barely begun to crack its perplexing imagery before a series of strange events unfolds, threatening to derail the wedding. From a secret chalet on Lake Geneva, to a nostalgic stop at the opulent Train Bleu, to a winner-take-all gamble in Monte Carlo, Penny and Jeremy are off on another romp...while the clock is ticking down until they say, "I do." 
Price: 13.75 USD
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15 6011 BENNETT, Arnold The Card : A Story of Adventure in the Five Towns
Softcover; Trade PB Dent: London; c1911, 1984; Very Good  
xi,200 pages; This Everyman edition has an introduction by Keith Waterhouse. Faint spine creases, light edgewear and rubbing, page edges light yellow; pages clean, none loose. ; We follow Edward Henry Machin, better known as Denry, as he uses his quick wits, and a bit of luck, to rise from his life as a humble solicitor's clerk. Set in Edwardian England, the Five Towns are the author's name for the Potteries of Staffordshire where he was born in 1867.  
Price: 6.50 USD
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16 6435 BENSON, E. F. As We Are : A Modern Review
Softcover; Trade PB Hogarth Press: London; c1932,1986; 307 pages Very Good- 
Spine and cover creases, edgewear, white portions of covers age yellowed, remenant of old price tag on rear cover. Pages yellowed but not brittle, a few smudges to page edges; interior pages clean, none loose.; A blend of fiction and opinion set during World War I by the creater of Lucia and other delightful characters from Riseholme. 
Price: 8.75 USD
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Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia, BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford)
17 7348 BENSON, E. F. (Introduction by Nancy Mitford) Make Way for Lucia : The Complete Lucia, Including Queen Lucia, Lucia in London, Miss Mapp, The Male Impersonator, Mapp and Lucia, The Worshipful Lucia, and Trouble for Lucia
Harper & Row: New York; 1986; 1119 pages Very Good in Good+ dust wrapper 
Violet cloth binding, spine faintly curved but not damaged (flaw seen in this oversized edition before), spine ends lightly bumped. A few smudges on pale yellow page edges, some page edges creased; no binding problems, interior pages clean and bright. A nice copy. Unclipped white dust wrapper pale yellow at edges, lightly edgeworn and a few small soil spots. It has an unusual publisher flaw, the laminate is creased, but not peeling away, over entire wrapper. This book weighs 4lbs and thus shipping internationally or via priority mail will incur additional postage costs. ; This large omnibus edition contains the complete Lucia series telling the story of Lucia, Miss Mapp, and their delightful neighbors in the English towns of Riseholme and Tilling. Basis for two British television series titled 'Mapp and Lucia'. The 1985 series stars Geraldine McEwan and Prunella Scales. The 2014 series stars Miranda Richardson and Anna Chancellor. Both are quite enjoyable as are the books of course. :o); This series is recommended by several members of the ATS. Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 29.95 USD
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18 1188 Binchy, Maeve Copper Beech
Hardcover Delacorte Press: New York; 1992; First US Edition Very Good+ in Very Good dust wrapper  
345 pages; Spine head and tail lightly bumped, gift inscription on front free endpaper. No remainder mark. Dust wrapper, not price cut, edgeworn with one tiny closed tear at top front corner. ; This author recommended by Anne L. of the DES email discussion list.  
Price: 12.50 USD
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Nights of Rain and Stars, BINCHY, Maeve
19 5770 BINCHY, Maeve Nights of Rain and Stars
Hardcover Dutton: NY; 2004; 294 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Spine ends very lightly bumped, a few page edges creased. Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy.; This author recommended by Jenny Colgan in an April 2020 article in "The Guardian". "Every book she wrote is full of sweetness and heart." ; 'In a tiny Greek seaside village, tourists enter a hilltop tavern, alone and in pairs, for a casual lunch. But a sudden tragedy in the harbor below brings them together, changing perfect strangers into unlikely friends. In the days that follow, their paths continue to cross and their secrets begin to unfold. Fiona left a nursing career in Ireland to be with a man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Elsa fled Germany once she learned the secrets the man she loves had been hiding from her. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business. Chance has brought them together in the middle of their separate journeys, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.' A bit slow in the beginning but an enjoyable read. 
Price: 10.25 USD
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20 671 Binchy, Maeve Return Journey
Hardcover Delacorte Press: New York; 1998; First US Edition 214 pages Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust wrapper 
Front free endpaper has top right corner clipped.; 14 short stories told in Binchy's inimitable style. This author recommended by Jenny Colgan in an April 2020 article in "The Guardian". "Every book she wrote is full of sweetness and heart."; This author recommended by Anne L. of the DES email discussion list. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Death of the Heart, BOWEN, Elizabeth
21 7260 BOWEN, Elizabeth Death of the Heart
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin Books: Harmondsworth, England; c1938, 1986; 318 pages Very Good- 
A story of adolescent love in London during the 1930's.'Shortly after sixteen-year-old Portia comes to stay with her cool, elegant relations in their house in Windsor Terrace, she meets Eddie, an attractive young philanderer, and falls in love.'; Light spine and cover creases, pages pale brown, edges a bit darker; pages clean, none loose.; This title reviewed and recommened by Ali, author of the 'HeavenAli' blog. 'Elizabeth Bowen is absolutely brilliant at completely capturing the world that she is writing about. Laced with secrets and adolescent awkwardness, the bitterness of teenage betrayal, "The Death of the Heart" is an exquisitely written novel. When I look back over this novel, I think of fur coats and London fog, tea by the fire, the sudden ringing of telephones and the desolate sound of heels on an empty hall floor.' Image is actual copy on offer. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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22 2032 BOWEN, Elizabeth Last September
Softcover; Mass Market PB Avon Books: New York; c1929, 1979; Very Good  
256 pages; Spine and cover creases, faint edgewear, pages lightly browned; no loose pages. ; Novel set in the 1920's of an Anglo-Irish young woman that falls in love with an English soldier.  
Price: 5.50 USD
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23 3300 Bowen] CRAIG, Patricia Elizabeth Bowen : Lives of Modern Women
Softcover; Trade PB Penguin: Harmondsworth, England; 1986; Good+  
B&W Photographs; 143 pages; An ex-library copy with the expected stamps, markings, and pocket. Cover edges reinforced with tape by library. Pages lightly age browned, light spine creases, a touch of soil to covers. Interior pages clean, none loose. ; 'Born in 1899 into an Anglo-Irish family of the old Protestant ascendancy, Elizabeth Bowen's heritage lent a special complexity to both her life and her work. Intelligent, vital, independent and generous she could also bo haughty, authoritative and caustic. She was immensely sociable and her numerous friends included Virginia Woolf, Lord David Cecil, Isaiah Berlin, Rosamond Lehmann and Sean O' Faolain.'  
Price: 7.75 USD
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Restless , BOYD, William
24 6058 BOYD, William Restless
Hardcover Bloomsbury: NY; 2006; First US Edition Very Good in Very Good dust wrapper  
324 pages; Spine ends bumped, book slightly cocked, black remainder dot on bottom page edges. Unclipped dust wrapper has very light edgewear and a shadow on rear panel covering the bar code. ; Winner of the 2006 Costa Novel Award (formerly the Whitbread Award). "It is the summer of 1976 and someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. The only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth a young single mother...Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian emigre recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939, after the murder of her brother, also a spy. Full of tension and drama, and based on a remarkable chapter in Anglo-American history, this is storytelling at its finest."; Recommended by Norma H.  
Price: 12.75 USD
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25 506 BRADFORD, Barbara Taylor Act Of Will
Softcover; Mass Market PB Bantam Books: NY; 1987; Very Good  
406 pages; Signed by Author; Spine a bit creased, covers lightly edgeworn.; Signed by the author on the title page. The story of three generations of strong women.'Left to the indifferent care of an aunt after the death of her mother, well-bred Audra Kenton is sent to work at Yorkshire's Fever Hospital, where she trains as a nurse before taking a post in the home of an affluent suffragette. Though she captures the heart of a handsome bounder, Audra's independent spirit is not much appreciated by her working-class husband, and the two clash fiercely over her encouragement of their daughter's artistic genius. Audra's ceaseless efforts backfire, though, when Christina tries to repay the debt by choosing a lucrative career in fashion. With its trademark painted silk garments, the House of Christina is an instant success. But handing the flourishing business on to her only daughter proves harder than Christina expected, since Kyle, in her turn, rejects the world her mother has carved out to seek her own path as an artist.'  
Price: 6.00 USD
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