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1 A Guest From France
Gervaise, Mary Frederick Warne and Co London and New York 1946 Hardcover Good Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original red boards. Faded triangular patch to the boards at the head of the spine. Written school prize presentation note on the front endpaper, dated 1946. Binding is tight and firm and the pages nice and clean. Printed on thick, good quality paper. There are a very few small foxing spots to the outer closed textblock edges. Colour frontis. illustration. 224pp. The dust jacket is worn and torn to all edges, with a large section missing from the back cover. Older children's historical novel: In the year 1791, the Carteret family of Oakleigh Hall welcomed Madame de Courcelles, a refugee from France, as governess for Susie and the twins. Life at Oakleigh Hall was never dull and the lovable Susie played a prominent part in its happiness and the lifting of the veil of mystery cloaking their guest from France. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 104364 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
3 The Looking Glass House
Tait, Vanessa Corvus 2015 1782396543 / 9781782396543 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. First printing. In excellent, very near fine condition - tiny bump to the base of the spine. Hardback with pictorial boards; no dust jacket, as published. RRP. 14.99. 297pp. What happened before Alice fell down the rabbit hole? Oxford, 1862. As Mary Prickett takes up her post as governess to the daughters of the Dean of Christ Church, she is thrust into a strange new world. Mary is poor and plain and desperate for change but the little girls in her care see and understand far more than their naive new teacher. And there is another problem: Mary does not like children, especially the precocious Alice Liddell. When Mary meets Charles Dodgson, the Christ Church mathematics tutor, at a party at the Deanery, she wonders if he may be the person to transform her life. Flattered by his attentions, Mary begins to believe that she could be more than just an overlooked, dowdy governess. One sunny day, as Mary chaperones the Liddells on a punting trip, Mr Dodgson tells the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. But Mary is determined to become Mr Dodgson's muse - and will turn all the lives around her topsy-turvey in pursuit of her obsession. 305163 
Price: 8.50 GBP

 
 
2 Set in Stone [Signed copy]
Newbery, Linda David Fickling Books 2006 0385607482 / 9780385607483 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback, with dust jacket. In excellent, fine condition. Signed, without inscription / dedication on the title page. A super copy. pp. 358. First impression. When Samuel Godwin, a young and naive art tutor, accepts a job with the Farrow family at their majestic home, little does he expect to come across such a web of secrets and lies. His two tutees are as different as chalk and cheese - the beautiful younger sister Marianne, full of flightiness and nervous imagination, and Juliana, oddly sensible and controlled. Assisted by their elusive governess, Charlotte Agnew, Samuel begins to uncover slowly why Marianne is so emotionally fragile. But his discoveries lead to revenge and betrayal - and lives all around are turned upside down as life and death combat each other for supremacy. Linda Newbery has written a novel in diary style, combining different voices and a different century with her usual brilliance and ease. These are characters full of the same passions as our own today, while living in a less familiar and fascinating time. 307194 
Price: 12.50 GBP

     



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