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1 The Growing Years of American Literature (The Pageant of Literature)
Adolorata, Sister Mary The Macmillan Company New York, USA 1961 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good condition. Contents are clean but the pages are age-browned. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Cover extremities are slightly rubbed. A single crease to the spine. Spine faded. 318pp. 21cm. 100320 
Price: 6.50 GBP

10 Perfect Family
Lewis, Pam Headine Review London 2008 0755332059 / 9780755332052 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First printing, UK edition. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean and tight condition. Unmarked. The outer closed textblock edges are slightly darkened / tanned. 343pp. A story of a family secret with deadly consequences. When Pony Carteret is found drowned in the waters of Lake Aral her family is quick to accept a verdict of accidental death, but something doesn't seem to fit: how could Pony, an able and experienced swimmer, die within feet of their exclusive holiday home while her toddler son played on the shore? Pony's death opens a whole Pandora's box of questions: who is her son's father? Who was the man a neighbour saw arguing with her only hours before she died? What had she meant to tell William, her older brother, whom she had summoned to the house that day? William is absolutely shattered by his favourite sister's death, and as he begins to challenge the official version of events he makes a devastating and very personal discovery. And how should he respond to Keith Brink, a stranger who spoke at Pony's funeral, and has now begun to insinuate his way into the life of their vulnerable younger sister, Mira? 304567 
Price: 4.50 GBP

2 The Olive Readers [Clipper Large Print Edition]
Aziz, Christine W F Howes Ltd Leicester 2006 1846324068 / 9781846324062 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Large Print edition. Hardback and dust jacket in excellent, fine, like new condition. 383pp. Jephzat lives in a world without memory: the massive corporations who rule Earth control every aspect of life. The corporations have seen all history, culture and art destroyed - except for a secret library. When Jephzat's sister disappears and her parents are relocated, she is left alone to face a newly hostile world. Then she meets Homer, an olive picker and keeper of the library - which is hidden in Jepzat's parents' house... 302999 
Price: 10.00 GBP

11 Price of Admiralty
Lowndes, Mrs. Belloc George Newnes Ltd Southampton Street, London Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Green cloth. Titles and decoration in black on the spine. Three blind stamped motifs on the front board. The boards are marked and have rubs to the edges. N.d. Publication date of this copy not stated. The book was first published in 1915. The binding is sound. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 159pp. 17.5cm. By the prolific novelist, Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes, elder sister of Hilaire Belloc. 304424 
Price: 12.00 GBP

3 The Link & Other Stories of the Great Festivals
Baldwin, Mary Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) London 1918 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" Hilton, A. A. 
Decorative cloth. A few light marks to the boards. Titles rubbed on the spine. A contemporary (dated 1918) gift inscription written on the f.e.p. Colour frontis. illustration. Binding is a bit weak in a couple of places but still holds and all pages are bound in (none loose). A handful of handling marks / grubby marks in the margins (not many - most pages clean). pp. iii, 63. Little book of religious stories; 7 stories including The Link (Christmas); Daddy's Story (Good Friday); A Little Sister of the King (Ascension Day); and others. 011514 
Price: 8.00 GBP

12 Brother and Sister Or, The Trials of the Moore Family
Lysaght, Elizabeth J. ; illustrated by Gordon Browne Blackie and Son Ltd London 1908 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
New edition stated on the title page. Edwardian pictorial cloth binding. Green cloth. Gilt titles. Lightly bumped spine ends and corners. Boards are clean. Prize presentation bookplate on the front pastedown. Some sporadic foxing. Binding is sound and firm. Hinges good. pp. 275, 32 [advertisements]. 103831 
Price: 10.00 GBP

4 The Novels of The Sisters Bronte, Thornton Edition - 11 volumes of 12 volume set: Jane Eyre (2 vols); The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (2 vols); Shirley (2 vols); The Professor; Agnes Grey; Villette (2 vols); The Life of Charlotte Bronte
Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Anne; Bronte; Gaskell, Elizabeth (The Life of Charlotte Bronte) John Grant Edinburgh 1924 Hardcover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, no dust jacket. A uniform matching set, bound in green cloth, with gilt-stamped decoration and titles to the spines. 11 of 12 volumes - Wuthering Heights (published as a single volume) is absent. Most bindings are faded and a little worn appearance - most volumes have light marks to the boards; The Life of Charlotte Bronte has more significant marks to the boards and The Professor has a small dark stain to the front board. Volume 2 of Villette and Volume 2 of Jane Eyre have a slightly darker green binding and Volume 2 of Villette has a gilt top edge (the only volume with a gilt edge). All volumes are bruised at the spine ends and corners and several volumes have frayed cloth at the spine ends. Foxing to endpapers, pastedowns and scattered foxing to pages. Foredges deckled / untrimmed. Wildfell Hall pp. 354, 347; Shirley pp. 458, 471 vol. I has a name written at the top edge of the pastedown and there is a small light brown stain to bottom edge of rear pastedown and endpaper; Life of Charlotte Bronte pp. xviii, 526; Jane Eyre pp. 405, 372; The Professor pp.xi, 378; Agnes Grey pp. 302; Villette pp. xi, 422; 406 A gift inscription to the front endpaper in Volume I of Villette, dated 1944. Books measure 21.7cm tall. Illustrated with a few black and white plates in each volume. DELIVERY: No extra charges for sending within the UK MAINLAND. An extra fee may be necessary for UK islands and highlands, including N. Ireland. INTERNATIONAL DELIVERY may not available for this set due to size and weight - please contact us BEFORE ORDERING. There will be significant extra postage charges for international orders. 309089 
Price: 115.00 GBP

13 The Best of Intentions, A Story of a Brother and Sister
Mockler, Geraldine ; illustrated by Harold Copping Blackie and Son Limited Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Copping, Harold 
Hardback. Pictorial blue cloth boards. Date of publication not stated. Art nouveau style binding. The front endpaper has been removed. Some light foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. The boards are a little bruised at the spine ends. Except for a little foxing the pages are clean and the binding is firm. pp. 160. 308222 
Price: 5.00 GBP

5 The Muse
Burton, Jessie Picador London 2016 144725094X / 9781447250944 First Edition Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
New hardback. First impression. RRP. 12.99. 445pp. A picture hides a thousand words .On a hot July day in 1967, Odelle Bastien climbs the stone steps of the Skelton gallery in London, knowing that her life is about to change forever. Having struggled to find her place in the city since she arrived from Trinidad five years ago, she has been offered a job as a typist under the tutelage of the glamorous and enigmatic Marjorie Quick. But though Quick takes Odelle into her confidence, and unlocks a potential she didn t know she had, she remains a mystery - no more so than when a lost masterpiece with a secret history is delivered to the gallery. The truth about the painting lies in 1936 and a large house in rural Spain, where Olive Schloss, the daughter of a renowned art dealer, is harbouring ambitions of her own. Into this fragile paradise come artist and revolutionary Isaac Robles and his half-sister Teresa, who immediately insinuate themselves into the Schloss family, with explosive and devastating consequences .Seductive, exhilarating and suspenseful, The Muse is an unforgettable novel about aspiration and identity, love and obsession, authenticity and deception - a masterpiece from Jessie Burton, the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 305914 
Price: 11.04 GBP

14 Quarter Past Two on a Wednesday Afternoon
Newbery, Linda Doubleday London 2014 0857522493 / 9780857522498 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. In excellent fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. DJ not price clipped. pp. 389. It was the day when everything stopped. At quarter past two on a hot afternoon in August, Anna's beautiful, headstrong elder sister Rose disappears. Twenty years later, Anna still doesn't know whether Rose is alive or dead. In her early thirties now, she sees her future unfolding - with sensible, serious Martin and a grown-up, steady job - and finds herself wondering if this is what she really wants. Unable to take control of her life while the mystery of her sister's disappearance remains unsolved, Anna begins to search for the truth: what did happen to Rose that summer's day? The stunning first adult novel from the distinguished Costa Award winner. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 307424 
Price: 7.50 GBP

6 The Hunger Games Trilogy - Classic Boxed Set (The Hunger Games - Catching Fire - Mockingjay)
Collins, Suzanne Scholastic 2012 1407135449 / 9781407135441 Soft cover New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
NEW set of three paperbacks, presented in a card slipcase and shrinkwrapped. RRP 25.00. Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature. A HEAVY set - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 306321 
Price: 18.75 GBP

15 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

7 Whispering Hope
Darling, Isabella F. John Menzies & Co. / Simpkin, Marshall & Co. 1893 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" 
Hardback. Decorative Victorian cloth binding. Red cloth with gilt titles and black leaf design to opposing corners of the boards. The cloth is dulled / darkened at the spine and there are some light rubs / mild biopredation to the boards. Corners and spine ends lightly bumped. Frontispice portrait of Isa Darling, with tissue guard. The book is dedicated to the author's sister, Grace Darling (printed dedication). Sporadic foxing to pages and foxing spots and general greying to the outer closed textblock page edges. pp. 240, 4. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 039462 
Price: 15.00 GBP

16 Hortense and the Shadow
O'Hara, Natalia and Lauren Puffin Books 2017 0141374020 / 9780141374024 Hardcover New New Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
New hardback with dust jacket. 2nd impression. Brand new in excellent, fine condition. RRP 10.99. Beautifully illustrated and written picture book by this sister duo. Hortense hated her shadow. Everywhere she went, it went. Everything she did, it did. And every time night fell it grew tall and dark and crooked. So Hortense decided: the shadow must go! Only later, alone in the wolfish woods, she learned that a girl without a shadow is far smaller... A fairy tale about light and shadows. Slim and unpaginated. 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 it protects the jacket against wear. 307809 
Price: 10.99 GBP

8 The Proper Place
Douglas, O. [pseud. of Anna Masterton Buchan 1877-1948] Hodder and Stoughton [c. 1926] London 1926 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Undated but I believe this to be a first edition copy of 1926. Original light-mid blue boards. There is a forwards lean to the spine and there are some small grubby speckles to the spine and a couple of small light marks to the rear board. The binding is firm and pages are clean and quite bright, except for small light brown marks to the bottom margins of pages 4 and 5. Short (1cm) tear to the bottom edge of p. 315, next to the spine. O. Douglas was the pseudonym of Anna Masterton Buchan, the younger sister of John Buchan. She was the author of a number of novels published between 1912 and 1950. 307029 
Price: 10.00 GBP

17 My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece
Pitcher, Annabel Orion Children's Books London 2011 1444001833 / 9781444001839 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original red boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Dust jacket not price clipped. 221pp. First impression. Winner of the Brandford Boase Awared in 2012. 305651 
Price: 5.00 GBP

9 An Aristocratic Affair: The Life of Georgiana's Sister, Harriet Spencer, Countess of Bessborough
Gleeson, Janet Bantam Press 2006 0593054873 / 9780593054871 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards. In very good, clean condition but lacks dust jacket. NO dust jacket. Clean and tight. Slight bruising to the spine ends. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. xvi, 448. 104098 
Price: 4.00 GBP

18 Betsy Sheridan's Journal: Letters from Sheridan's sister 1784-1786 and 1788-1790
Sheridan, Betsy; edited by William LeFanu Eyre and Spottiswoode London 1960 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback without dust jacket. Original pink / red cloth boards. Lightly bruised spine ends and corners. Some light marks to the boards. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Binding firm. A couple of pages have flattened creases to top corners where they have been folded over as page markers. A grubby mark in the bottom margin of page 79. pp. xii, 223. 105457 
Price: 5.00 GBP


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