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Frankenstein: Mary Shelley by Alexander Fairbairn-Dixon (£53.50)Publisher: York Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582772672]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the title page.Description: Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the York Notes for GCSE series. 103 pages. Tags: advice analysis and annotated answers assignments author century certificate characters checkpoints collections commentary context coursework covering criticism curriculum dates each education end english etc events every exam examinations family for frankenstein gcse general glossary grade guides historical how juvenile key language life literary literature map marks mary model national nonfiction novels numbered other play profile prose questions quotations resources scene secondary section shelley stage studies study style summaries terms them themes timeline top tree use with wollstonecraft works writers
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Characters of the Turf by Peter A. Mason (£49.00)Publisher: Avalon Promotions — UndatedBinding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 095576470X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper is pulled at the head of the upper panel with a short closed tear toward the spine. Text complete, clean and tight but the heavy art paper has the slightest ripple to some leaves.Description: Notes: Illustrated by Niall O'Loughlin. Size: 13½" x 9¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 112 pages. Tags: bookmakers brilliant caricaturist characters chryss dermot desmond durkan futter involved ireland jockeys john lady leary magnier mcmanus michael owners presenters racecourses racegoers racing reilly the trainers william
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The Golden Age of Radio by Denis Gifford (£49.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0713442344]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, rubbed at the tips with a ½" tear to head of lower panel, closed and tape-repaired.Description: Over 1600 entries make up this, the first-ever reference guide to the programmes, the entertainers, the dance bands, the comedy characters and the catchphrases that make up the Golden Age of Radio… or, perhaps, of the Wireless. The Golden Age of Radio is entertaining, nostalgic, a vivid portrait of the pioneering days of broadcasting. Over 180 illustrations.Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". 320 pages. Tags: Gifford radio broadcasting home service light programme
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Literature by Laurie G. Kirszner; Stephen R. Mandell (£37.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1991Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 015503622X]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 3rd Edition. Reading, reacting, writing.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 2095 pages. Tags: active reading allegorical framework alliteration antagonist archetype assonance aubade audience ballad stanza black comedy canon literary caricature catharsis characterization colloquialisms closet drama comedy humours conceit couplet critical thinking defining poetry denouement deus machine didactic dramatic irony environmental staging epigram epiphany evaluating literature expressionism feminist criticism figurative language
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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (£31.00)Publisher: Allen & Unwin — 1972Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0048230693]Condition: Good+. Boards and spine a little faded. Leans somewhat.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. This copy is the seventh impression of 1972.Notes: Size: 8vo Crown (19 x 13cm Approx.). 310 pages. Tags: baggins characters earth fantasy fiction fictitious frodo general hobbits imaginary middle place
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Games of Destruction by Robert S. Goldsack (£28.00)Publisher: Minerva Press — 1997Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1861066686]Condition: Good+. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight. A pleasant enough copy of this rather uncommon title.Description: From the cover: “Games of Destruction — a powerful adventure of political intrigue, subterfuge and daring. The novel takes the reader into some of the most influential meeting rooms in the world. Here, unprincipled, high profile characters make important decisions: decisions that can and will affect the global community. As the characters scheme for their own ambitious ends, political, business and sexual games and gambles are revealed. A state of fervent anticipation is unravelled; a man thought dead is given new life; some political leaders f thought impeccable are haunted by, lingering evidence of their peccadilloes; human relationships are challenged. A thrilling climax leaves the reader in no doubt that the name of the game power and control.”Notes: Size: 8¼ x 5¾". 243 pages. Tags: conservative westminster calculating government politician conniving political thriller minister scheming official politics devious cunning elected senator council affairs control members regime prime party novel crime chief whip
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Women of the Bible by Charles Adams (£28.00)Publisher: Carlton & Porter — UndatedBinding: Hardback Condition: Poor. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Spine strip starting to detach at the ends. Stain to the leading edge of the text block running into the margins of the leaves. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: 4th edition.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Blind-stamped Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: adams holy scriptures scripture characters times magdalene delilah lot’s wife sabah delilah
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Commodore 64: Exploring Graphics by S. Gray; M. D. Holmes; (£25.50)Publisher: Glentop Publishers — 1985Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0907792502]Condition: Very Good. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers.Description: No. 2 in the series. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This book teaches the reader how to use the Commodore 64’s graphics features. It assumes that the reader is already fairly competent in BASIC programming. Each new principle is introduced step by step, beginning with PEEK and POKE (Chapter One) and ending with sprite collision routines (Chapter Five). On the way, the reader explores bit-map mode, multicolour bit-map mode, extended colour mode, character design and sprite design. At every stage the points are illustrated with clear, easy-to-follow examples. Four major programs are developed in the book: two games and two utilities. The first game is called ‘Breakout’, a bat and ball game used to illustrate the use of the Commodore’s screen and colour memory locations. The second game is called ‘Target’ and uses sprites to provide a challenging and tricky game. The two utilities, ‘Char.Gen’ and ‘sprite.Gen’ are used for designing characters and sprites respectively. Commodore 64 programmers will need only a little imagination to realise the vast potential that these tools offer.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 6¾". In the Watson's Workbooks series. Tags: and arrays autorepeat background ball bat bit buffer cells char characters circles code collision colour commodore computer cos defined deletion dimensional expanded extended foreground function gen graphics keyboard keys lines machine manuals map mapped microcomputer mode moving multicolour peek poke precedence program programming random randomly restore run screen sin sprites stop systems tables target time truth two user
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Myths & Legends by Arthur Cotterell (£25.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: “Myths and legends are not merely curiosities from the past. These age-old stories from many cultures and traditions express poetry and power to which people continue to respond. The endlessly diverse body of world mythology is increasingly seen as a living link to the beginnings of our attempts to understand the natural world, and how human communities fit into its scheme. This is a new and comprehensive guide to its subject which includes individual entries for more than 1250 characters of myths and legends from 18 different cultural traditions around the world. Enhanced with a wealth of colour illustrations, line drawings and photographs, the book explores the historical, social and geographical reasons for the differences between the traditions, as well as identifying the universal human themes — from love and fertility to war and death — that bind them together. Every important myth and legend earns a place in these pages, along with many less well-known — but equally fascinating — stories specially selected for this volume. Meticulously researched, beautifully illustrated and produced, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths and Legends is a major work of reference for everyone interested in this unique world heritage of human experience and imagination.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 9¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 259 pages. Tags: cotterell mythology legends juvenile literature myths encyclopaedias folklore social science
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Beyond The Vale by Ron Frampton (£24.00)Publisher: Churchill — 2004Binding: Paperback First Edition. Condition: Near Fine. Previous owners inscription to ffep otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Limited Edition of 2500. features the work of twenty West Country photographers. The images reflect personal feelings and evoke a place of mystery, legend, history and great beauty. The images depict buildings, people and the landscape within an area of Dorset, Devon and Somerset. Eighteen Wessex tales are included, covering both people and buildings. Shepherds, fisherman, carpenters, farmers and country characters tell their stories, alongside their portraits. Mills, chapels, tithe barns, almshouses and tollhouses are amongst the buildings photographed and their stories recorded.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8¾". 173 pages. Tags: West Country Wessex Devon Somerset Dorset
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Inside the Box: My Life with Test Match Special by Peter Baxter (£23.00)Publisher: Quiller Press — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1846890624]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. A nice copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Test match special is both a sporting and broadcasting institution that has become synonymous with British summertime. Since its first live broadcast back in 1957 it has proudly lived up to its original slogan ‘Don’t miss a ball, we broadcast them all’. During much of this time the man behind the scenes was Peter Baxter and here for the first time, he recalls the best moments and characters from his privileged perspective inside the TMS commentary box. Throughout this period Peter Baxter worked alongside the legendary John Arlott, the inimitable Brian Johnston and the unforgettable Henry Blofeld and ushered in new faces, such as Jonathan Agnew, who continue to entertain, inform and charm listeners today. This book is both a celebration of three decades of cricket and a unique insight into the world of radio and broadcasting.

Nobody is better qualified to write the account of those years than Peter Baxter. Following his last day in control of the commentary box in June 2007, the announcer credited the commentators and signed off the programme by simply stating, ‘The producer — for the last thirty-four years — was Peter Baxter’. What follows is the personal, touching, and at times, laugh-out-loud funny account of the producer’s time ‘inside the box’.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Jonathan Agnew. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: baxter peter 1947- test match special radio program broadcasting sports great britain cricket sportscasters biography autobiography performing arts recreation memoirs ball games field outdoor 1846890624 first editions firsts printings 1st jonathan agnew
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Village Diary by Miss Read (£23.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: B0000CJT6X]Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little faded with light edgewear notable to head and tail. Slightly sprung. Foredges spotted. Top edges of text block dusty. Text bright and tight. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: Second Impression. From the flap: “As I have been given a large and magnificent diary for Christmas — seven by ten and nearly two inches thick — I intend to fill it in as long as my ardour lasts. Further than that I will not go. There are quite enough jobs that a schoolmistress just must do… Luckily for her readers, Miss Read's ardour lasts all year, encompassing every aspect of Fairacre life. Whether embroiled unwillingly in her friend Amy's marital hiccups, discussing the changing world with Miss Clare or the modern problems of good local education and rural impoverishment with the schools inspector and the doctor, she remains balanced, humorous and wise — and never forgets either her most important charge, the mixed bag of children in her school, or the joys of the changing seasons.”Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". 255 pages. Tags: chronicles much-loved characters historical colourful intrigues chronicle narrative storyline narration classics medieval downland england stories 823.914 dweller country village earlier ancient account history fiction quirky nature astute annals legend bygone period middle olden times rural heart fable story daily
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The Cambridge Guide to English Literature by Michael Stapleton (£22.00)Publisher: Book Club Associates — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Top edge of the text block tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “Here in one volume you will find a complete guide to the literature of the English-speaking world for the general reader and the student.

The Cambridge Guide provides easy reference to the literature of Great Britain and Ireland, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the West Indies and Nigeria — to every part of the English-speaking world which contributed to the great treasure-house of poetry, fiction, drama, philosophy and satire which is one of the lasting achievements of Western civilization.

Arranged in alphabetical order and containing approximately 1,000,000 words of text, the entries range from the beginnings of English literature in the 6-7th centuries, when vernacular speech in the British Isles became a written language, to the present day.

The reader will find brief biographies of authors, descriptions of and comments on their major works, and notes on the outstanding characters created by poets, playwrights and novelists. In addition there are essays on The English Language by Barbara M. H. Strang and The Bible in English by C. H. Sisson.

The enquiring reader and student will find articles on a wide range of subjects covering literary forms such as the Metrical Romances, surveying writers with a common theme like the Metaphysical Poets, explaining important religious writings such as the Marprelate pamphlets and historical events, such as the closure of the playhouses, which crucially affected the literature of the time. (Historical figures whose influence on English literature requires recognition — King Alfred, Thomas Cranmer, Sir Walter Raleigh, Benjamin Franklin among them -are also included. )

The book is illustrated with more than 300 carefully selected black and white pictures which bring to life the great literary figures of the past and the age in which they lived.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pale Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XI] 993 pages. Tags: english literature bio-bibliography dictionaries commonwealth american nations authors dictionary and encyclopedias literary great britain encyclopaedias michael stapleton
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The Illustrated Companion to the Bible by J. R. [Joshua Roy] Porter (£22.00)Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers — 2012Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781848990715]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, closed, tear to the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Published for The Folio Society. Illustrated by way of: Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Maps;Notes: Size: 11" x 9¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 432 pages. Tags: porter 9781848990715 jesus christ interpretation stories places characters events bible criticism glossary biblical terms introductions history book summary
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The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser (£21.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0297812424]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a light pull to the foot of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the first blank — unverified (a cursory search suggests authenticity) and reflected as such in the lack of premium.

From the cover: “Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived. So the six wives of Henry VIII — Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr -have become defined in a popular sense not so much by their lives as by the way these lives ended. In the same way their characters are popularly portrayed as female stereotypes: the Betrayed Wife, the Temptress, the Good Woman, the Ugly Sister, the Bad Girl and, finally, the Mother Figure.

But, as Antonia Fraser brilliantly and conclusively proves, they were rich and feisty characters. They may have been victims of Henry’s obsession with a male heir, but they were not willing victims. On the contrary, they exhibited remarkable degrees of spirit and defiance of which women living now might still be proud. They displayed considerable strength and intelligence at a time when their sex supposedly possessed little of either.

Antonia Fraser deals with each woman in turn with sympathy — the sympathy they deserve for having had the unenviable fate of being Henry’s wife. Inevitably there was great rivalry between them, so high were the stakes in the great game of marrying the King of England. There was jealousy too — the desperate jealousy of Queens who found themselves abandoned, but also the sexual jealousy of the King who discovered himself betrayed.

The story Antonia Fraser tells is romantic and cruel, funny and sad, dramatic and enthralling. This is historical biography at its very best.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [IX] 479 pages. Tags: fraser 0297812424 henry viii king england monarchs relationships wives marriage queens britain marriages royalty nobility history 16th century kings rulers british historical political military renaissance
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Dictionary of Literary Characters by Una McGovern (£20.50)Publisher: Chambers Harrap Publishers — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0550101276]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Light scrape to the upper panel of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Notes: Size: 10" x 6¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XXIX] 818 pages. Tags: mcgovern 0550101276 characters characteristics literature dictionaries wilson colin english american commonwealth novels plays poetry literary awards
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The Year at Thrush Green by Miss Read (£20.50)Publisher: Houghton Mifflin — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Virtually as new, DJ within orange peel removeable wrapper.Description: As the snows of January yield to snowdrops and then daffodils, we look in on a host of village characters. As summer unfolds, so do the dramas of village life. 266pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Jacket Designed by John S. Goodall. Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.Tags: miss read heart downland england astute view life the country much-loved classics country dweller love nature rural life quirky characters colourful intrigues daily life village folk
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Once upon A Time (She Said) by Jane Yolen (£19.50)Publisher: The NESFA Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1886778612]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Once Upon a Time (She Said)is a collection of more than 80 stories, poems and articles by Jane Yolen. Most are (or are about) "fairy tales." Some were originally written for children, some for adults. They include tales about: princes and princesses; dragons and doves; cats, dogs, and dreamers; selkies and other visitors from the Scottish seas; lovers and lonely towers; sons and daughters, husbands and wives; wolves, wizards and wise women; ravens, farmers and frogs; soldiers, stepmothers, and (of course) fairies. They’re all there… and even more!”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Silver boards with Blue titling to the Spine. 378 pages. Tags: and apparently beings characters created dream elements events fantasia fantastic fantastical fantasy featuring fiction fictional flight folklore ghostlike ghostly illusion image imaginary imagination inclusion inspiration invention literary magic magical mystic mystical mythology novel paranormal phenomena power real setting speculative supernatural tale the uncanny unusual weird weirdness works worlds
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Silks, Soaks and Certainties by Bob Butchers (£19.50)Publisher: Blenheim Press — 2008Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781906302047]Condition: Very Good+.Description: First in this edition. Illustrated with B&W photographs. From the cover; “This light-hearted look at the racing scene will appeal to all who are racing ‘buffs’ and many who are not. The tale of a family whose links with racing have spanned more than a century is packed with many wonderfully evocative accounts of incidents and characters of yesteryear. Some of the activities would, to say the least, be frowned on today. Bob was the original Newsboy on the Daily Mirror and filled that post with distinction for almost 39 years. This, coupled with his family background, gave him a deep knowledge of what went on behind the scenes in racing and have provided him with a fund of stories which he shares with us in this book.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 311 pages. Tags: don butchers riding exercise lewes epsom racecourses riding tight knight east chiltington stable grand national runner-up carrickbeg horses chief racing correspondent newmarket royal colours vic smyth brienz trigo derby reynoldstown plumpton hurst park victoria cup sir gordon richards winning jockey jockey club professional jockey parade ring handicaps kenny robertson johnny dines benny lynch tom masson
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The Peasenhall Murder by Martin Fido & Keith Skinner (£19.50)Publisher: Sutton — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0862996953]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Maps;

From the cover: “Early one morning in 1902, in the quiet after a particularly violent thunderstorm the previous night, William Harsent came to visit his daughter Rose in the sleepy Suffolk village of Peasenhall, as he did every Sunday. He discovered a shocking scene.

His daughter lay, almost naked, in the kitchen. A pool of blood spread beneath her head and neck and her nightgown was burnt. Under her head lay a copy of the East Anglian Daily Times; broken glass and spilt paraffin lay all around. Her throat had been cut.

Twenty-three years old, unmarried and pregnant — something she had denied to both her mother and her employer — Rose seemed to have committed suicide. But bruising on her right cheek, the discovery of an unsigned assignation note and the absence of any instrument or weapon swiftly pointed to murder.

The girl’s violent death was an event which rocked the fabric of the close village life in Peasenhall — and no less shocking was the implication of William Gardiner, a married Methodist worthy with whose name Rose had been scandalously linked, in the events of that night. Gardiner found himself on trial for his life twice over, and was neither convicted nor cleared; when he fled into obscurity he left a small community still in shock and a case which has remained a mystery for nearly nine decades.

This complete re-examination of the events produces new evidence about all the characters involved. It traces Rose’s life and lovers; it shows how a tiny country village reacted to being thrust into the national limelight; it considers the way in which the Methodist chapel dealt with the devastating allegations of adultery and murder within its community. Gardiner’s movements after the trials are traced and the mystery of his disappearance is solved. And, significantly, this book shows how the juries might have reached satisfactory verdicts and overturns traditional assumptions about the murder and the subsequent police investigation.

Illustrated with over fifty contemporary photographs and illustrations, The Peasenhall Murder is an absorbing read for all those interested in following the trail of one of England’s most extraordinary real-life murder mysteries.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Richard Whittington-Egan. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIII] 202 pages. Tags: harsent rose gardiner william trials murder england ipswich suffolk peasenhall case studies
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Young Men's Gold by Daniel Mark Epstein (£19.50)Publisher: The Overlook Press — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0879510714]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper unevenly faded on both panels, sunned at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Young Men’s Gold is Epstein’s first book since winning the prestigious Prix de Rome. Here is a progression of sensuous love poems and dramatic lyrics culminating in the mythic narrative from which the book takes its title. In Young Men’s Gold a Civil War veteran tells the tragic story of his youthful wager with death, in a poetic voice that moves with Homeric swiftness and resonance.

Epstein has been critically noted for his formidable style, his ‘Browingesque interlocked harshness’, and his highly rhythmic, melodious verse. In a review of The Follies, published in 1977, The New Republic described the attraction of Epstein’s poems: ‘They are narratives, real stories, not the exploration of an interior reality that we have come to expect from many young poets’. The review went on to say that Epstein’s books are memorable. ‘They’re full of concrete detail, especially of place and appearance. The characters are apt to appear in your dreams, looking just the way Epstein describes them’.“
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 60 pages. Tags: acrostic alliteration ambiguity anthologies aristotle’s assonance bard biblical canzone cinquain couplet diction doggerel drama dramatic effects elegy epic evocative fable ghazal haiku hymns incantatory irony jintishi limerick lines literary lyricist lyrics metaphor meter metonymy metrical narrative nursery ode onomatopoeia ottava pantoum patterns poems poetics poetry poets prose prosody qualities regular rhyme rhyming rima rondeau ruba’I satirical scansion sijo simile sonnet speech stanzas symbolism tanka terza traditions uses verse versifier villanelle
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Marriages and Infidelities by Joyce Carol Oates (£19.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0575016914]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges with several short, closed, tears. Bruised at the spine ends. Small mark to the bottom corner of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight but slightly musty.Description: 2nd Impression. From the flap: “This new volume of stories explores the complex, mysterious relationship between love and its frequent betrayal. Its world is a desperate place and the betrayal of love — or, anyway, of marriage — contributes substantially to this desperation. Marital infidelity is a theme, though not necessarily the main theme, in perhaps a majority of the stories, and its causes are meticulously probed. Miss Oates makes us acutely aware, too, that if her characters had not had their specific troubles, they would have found others.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jan Van de Watering. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 497 pages. Tags: collections apocalyptic shenandoah disasters delusions unnatural american marriage stalking national violence southern mccall’s novelist fiction america written popular passion despair redbook natural united boston mundus artium vision review sacred states short award prize north young death henry iowa book love u.s.
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The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan (£19.00)Publisher: Gollancz — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 057507793X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: From the cover: “Kingil Eskiath, scarred wielder of the kiriath-forged broadsword Ravensfriend, is on the run — from his past and the family who have disowned him, from the slave trade magnates of Trelayne who want him dead, and apparently from the dark gods themselves, who are taking an interest but making no more sense than they ever have.

Outlawed and exiled from his ancestral home in the north, Ringil has only one place left to turn — Yhelteth, city heart of the southern Empire, where perhaps he can seek asylum with the kiriath half-breed Archeth Indamaninarmal, former war comrade and now high-up advisor to the Emperor Jhiral Khimran II.

But Archeth has problems of her own, as does her house guest, bodyguard and one time steppe nomad Egar the Dragonbane. And far from gaining the respite he is seeks, Ringil will instead find himself implicated in doubtful allegiances no safer than those he has left behind. Old enemies are stirring, the old order is rotted through and crumbling, and though no-one yet knows it, the city of Yhelteth is about to explode…”
Notes: Jacket designed by Jon Sullivan. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. 407 pages. Tags: 057507793x and apparently beings characters created dream element elements events fantasia fantastic fantastical fantasy featuring fiction fictional flight folklore ghostlike ghostly illusion image imaginary imagination inclusion inspiration invention literary magic magical morgan mystic mystical mythology novel paranormal pernaturalness phenomena power real richard setting speculative supernatural tale the uncanny unusual weird weirdness works world worlds
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Glimpses of South Florida History by Stuart McIver (£18.00)Publisher: Florida Flair Books — 1988Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0961323698]Condition: Very Good+. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: “South Florida’s colourful history has been shaped by an incredible array of people, places and events. Stuart Mclver gives life to that unique history with an informative, insightful text accompanied by rare, “just the right” photographs.

Meet the heroes and the villains, the dreamers and the doers, the famous and the little known cast of characters that have left their imprint on the South Florida scene.

Mclver gives us a “different” view, often irreverent but never dull, of pioneers and presidents, generals and gangsters, socialites and sinners, tycoons and hermits.

Visit with Mclver, famous and forgotten homes, hotels and historic sites in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, the Palm Beaches, the Keys, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, the Everglades, Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Myers, Jupiter, Dania and Naples.

Relive the often cataclysmic events that are now becoming the stuff of myth and legend; the Spanish-American War, the Great Fort Lauderdale Fire of 1912, the Killer Hurricane of 1928, World War II, the Cuban Missile Crisis. Enjoy the flavor of a simpler time when president-elect Harding was “kidnapped” and bask in the nostalgia of the visit of the Beatles to South Florida.

Stuart Mclver’s insight into South Florida history, his lively writing style and his ability to track down facts and photos have delighted readers of his award-winning “The Way We Were” column in Sunshine magazine. Here, the best of these columns have been updated, and new photos have been added to give us Glimpses of South Florida History.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Charlton W. Tebeau & John Parkyn. Size: 11" x 8½". 192 pages. Tags: 9780961323691 history american description and travel florida united states stuart mciver 0961323698
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Ferrari: The Passion and the Pain by Jane Nottage (£16.00)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0583335209]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “This volume looks at the factors behind the improved performance of the Ferrari motor racing team this season. Who were the characters behind the scenes backing up the driving of Michael Schumacher and Eddie Irvine and what were the pivotal moments in Ferrari’s head-to-head duel with McLaren?”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 9¾". Pictorial boards. 224 pages. Tags: ferrari team grand prix racing dates covered car sports recreation motor cars interest jane nottage 0583335209 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Rage by Wilbur Smith (£15.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434714186]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper, short tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Pages lightly age-tanned as usual.Description: From the cover: “In Wilbur Smith’s masterly new epic of love, hatred and revenge the long and deadly enmity between Manfred De La Rey and Shasa Courtney explodes as South Africa herself is swept by the fires of racial conflict. The two half brothers are now ministers in a government dedicated to a vision of the sub-continent in which people of all races would be free to develop and flourish separately. However, both men must confront the ugly reality of apartheid and their country’s growing isolation in a cynical and hostile world. In this violent and bloody struggle against the mounting tide of black rage Manfred and Shasa must also face the consequences of their own ruthless ambition for power and the fate to which their bloodlines and destinies, so closely bound together, have compelled them. Rage displays all of Wilbur Smith’s most powerful skills of storytelling in a sweeping adventure full of passion and danger and the march of historic events, illuminating those turbulent years from the early 1950s to the mid-1960s in which the crisis of the present day was formed.”Notes: Jacket designed by Claudia Zeff. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 627 pages. Tags: smith ~0434714186~ action adventure africa attempt characters conflict courtney danger disaster escapade exploit family fiction fictitious heartbreak history journey menace mystery peril risking secrecy south threat thriller tragedy venture voyage whodunit
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Swordfish by David Mcclintick (£15.00)Publisher: Pantheon — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - In Very Good DJ. One corner very gently bumped.Description: A true story of ambition, savagery and betrayal. . This is a story of people under life-threatening pressure, people pursuing ambitions both grand and petty in ways that reveal not only the characters of the individuals but also the nature of the institutions that have shaped them.Tags: Betrayal, Ambition, Savagery
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British Railways: Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocock & Brian Morrison (£14.50)Publisher: Promotional Reprint Company — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856480143]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: First in this edition. [First: Ian Allan, 1986] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Tables;

From the cover: “This pictorial record of British Railways covers four eventful decades of that much-maligned but nevertheless vital organisation.

The central characters are, as always, the trains and the locomotives that haul them.

From the austere days of the early Nationalisation era, to the more colourful but uncertain railway scene of recent years, the image of the rolling stock constantly changes — grimy black steam locos with ‘blood-and-custard’ carriages give way to the Diesel era, and the sterile uniformity of Corporate Blue livery is in turn replaced by an explosion of exciting new colour schemes, reflecting the revised structure of BR, which may ultimately signal a return to some form of private ownership.”
Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. 256 pages. Tags: 9781856480147 transportation railroads trains railways interest colin boocock 1856480143 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Dangerous Inheritance by Dennis Wheatley (£14.50)Publisher: Hutchinson & Co. — 1965Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. DJ has been wrapped in mylar and taped to the reverse. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ with a couple of tiny nicks, overall nice and bright. Top edges faintly dusty with a couple of small spots to leading edges of text block.Description: Maps to the end papers. From the cover: “The action of this book takes place in two islands, Corfu and Ceylon. Its characters are also of two very different worlds — the old and the new. On the one hand we have the Duke de Richleau and his friends, Richard Eaton, Simon Aron and Rex Van Ryn, who still believe in all that the British Empire stood for and that marriages between people with different coloured skins rarely bring lasting happiness. On the other we have Douglas Rajapakse (a cultured and charming Sinhalese lawyer), Truss (Rex’s son) and Fleur (Richard’s daughter), a product of her age and the University of London, who is a red-hot Socialist and believes passionately in all the ‘freedoms’, including that of sex.”Notes: Jacket designed by Edward Mortelmans. Size: 8" x 5". 349 pages. Tags: ceylon sinhalese theft arson blackmail murder richleau gentleman corfu ceylon civilization egypt wheatley
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Arabian Nights: The Book of a Thousand Nights and a Night Selected by Antony Atha from the Illustrated Benares Edition by Richard F. Burton (£14.00)Publisher: London: Bracken Books — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0946495246]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings [16];

From the cover: “To celebrate the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Sir Richard Burton’s famous 17 volume translation of the Arabian Nights in 1885, this edition is the first of two volumes collecting together over 70 of the best known tales.

The origins of the Arabian Nights are lost in antiquity. First translated into a European language by the Frenchman Antoine Galland in the 18th century, many of the characters in the stories have become household names. Versions of Aladdin and his Lamp and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves appear in countless children’s books and are performed as pantomimes every Christmas, and the same is true of many others. But the simple fairytale element of the Arabian Nights can be exaggerated. As Burton himself said ‘viewed as a whole they are a drama of Eastern life, and a Dance of Death made sublime by faith and the highest emotions, by the certainty of expiation and the fullness of atoning equity. They form a phantasmagoria in which angels and archangels, devils and goblins, men of air, of fire, of water, naturally mingle with men of earth… All the splendour and squalor, the beauty and baseness, the glamour and grotesqueness… of Oriental life are here: it pictures the three great Arab passions, love, war and fancy; and still more, by adding Fiction to Fact the genius of the storyteller quickens the dry bones of history and revives the dead past. Truly they form one of the monuments of world literature.

To preserve the chronology of the original the stories in this edition are printed virtually in the order in which they first appeared. This first volume therefore contains that classic romp The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad, the famous Hunchback’s Tale, the marvellous Voyages of Sindbad the Sailor, and that great favourite Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. In the second volume it is planned to include all the stories made famous by Galland — in particular Aladdin and his Lamp — which came in the seven Supplemental volumes in the original translation.

Throughout, the original unexpurgated version privately printed by the Burton Club has been used. This translation is marked by the extraordinary resource and felicity of expression that Burton commanded and for the last hundred years has remained the benchmark against which all other translations are measured. The anthropological notes embrace a wide field of erotic reference and abound in valuable observations based on Burton’s lifelong study and observation of the peoples of the East.

This commemorative centenary issue is illustrated with a selection of the paintings of Albert Letchford commissioned by the publisher H. S. Nichols for the first library edition. Letchford was a close friend of Sir Richard and Lady Burton, and one to whom, on the night of his death, Sir Richard presented his personal copy of The Thousand Nights and a Night. It seems therefore only fitting that these illustrations should illuminate the pages of a work which has done so much to bring to life ‘the splendour and squalor, the beauty and baseness, the glamour and grotesqueness’ of Oriental life.”
Notes: Jacket designed by Edmund Dulac. Illustrated by Albert Letchford. Size: 11" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 600 pages. Tags: classic fable the fairy tales favourite type tale old persia mohammed drama eastern life benares club edition richard burton burtonfirst editions firsts first printings 1st
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Banished Children of Eve by Peter Quinn (£14.00)Publisher: Hamish Hamilton — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Top edge of DJ ruffled, notably at head of spine. Slightly bruised at head and tail otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: This is an ebullient mingling of fiction and history that recreates America during and after the Civil War. It follows the lives of the characters that are brought together in the catalyst of the Draft Riots. 612pp. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.) Jacket Designed by Paul Bawden.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼".
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Catherine Cookson Country by Catherine Cookson (£14.00)Publisher: Heinemann — 1986Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434142549]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled at the edges, with a 1" closed and tape-repaired tear to the head of the spine. Text bright and tight.Description: Illustrated with B&W photographs. Catherine Cookson was born in 1906 into the bleak industrial heartland of Tyneside, and rose to become one of the most successful novelists of all time. Life on the south bank of the Tyne was hard, often cruel, vicious and rough; and for Catherine and her unmarried mother, doubly so. In Catherine Cookson Country she returns to her homeland, the landscape which provides the setting for her novels. And in the company of her best-loved fictional characters she rediscovers its human contours: the feelings, emotions and fiercely held passions which inspired her as woman and writer.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Tom Cookson. Size: 8¾" x 9". 192 pages. Tags: Catherine Cookson tyneside novellists writers northern england historical novels
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Magic Worlds Of Fantasy: Dorle Lindner; Oscar Forel; Hsueh Shao-Tang; Ariane; by David Douglas Duncan (£14.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0151551022]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “This book reveals the work of four remarkable amateur artists whose common trait is fantasy. One is an English housewife, born in wartime Berlin, who engraves images of another world which she visits in outer space; one is a Swiss psychiatrist who photographs abstract art found in tree bark; one is a Chinese chef who fled Peking ahead of the Communists and now creates his own Garden of Eden from bits of postage stamps; and one is a Belgian baroness who focuses her colour camera on the secret face of life itself — the ultimate fantasy — discovered in her forest-garden. Fantasy is prefaced by an eight-page selection of exuberant (and exclusive) “Souvenirs of a Magic World” given to the author by Pablo Picasso as tokens of his friendship. They richly illustrate the veteran artist’s joie de vivre when confronting the challenge of his own imagination: he voiced a concern, shared by Renoir, over the risk of crushing, through conformity, those elusive and often fragile fantasies seen by children — probably the greatest dreamers of all. Photographer-editor David Douglas Duncan has brought master craftsmanship to the expanding realm of fantasy hobbies, now discovered everywhere behind today’s life of increasing leisure and holiday weekends. He produced this book on presses of Imprimeries Reunies, Lausanne, among the most renowned of all Swiss printers.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Red boards with Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 115 pages. Tags: and apparently ariane beings characters created dorle dream elements events fantasia fantastic fantastical fantasy featuring fiction fictional flight folklore forel ghostlike ghostly hsueh illusion image imaginary imagination inclusion inspiration invention lindner literary magic magical mystic mystical mythology novel oscar paranormal phenomena power real setting shao-tang speculative supernatural tale the uncanny unusual weird weirdness works worlds
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The Portrait Game by Ivan Turgenev, Pauline Viardot & Others (£14.00)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701119209]Condition: Good+ — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Boards faded at the margins. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Ivan Turgenev. Size: 8" x 5¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 151 pages. Tags: novels literature stories story novella editions firsts first printings 1st russian translations english characters characteristics psychological recreations prose
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The Same God by John Jones (£13.50)Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Top edges of text block gently tanned.Description: The author’s debut novel. From the flap: “The Same God begins in London immediately post-war. God is the absent hero of the novel, in which the main characters include four young musicians, a philosopher, a doctor, a publisher, a footballer, a girl and a clergyman. It is about faith, doubt, despair, love and jealousy; madness and sanity. John Jones seeks to realise the ambitions of his novel in a tight lyric form — tragic, funny, beautiful, obscene.”Notes: Jacket designed by Ionicus. Size: 8" x 5¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 222 pages. Tags: john jones debut novel stories set london british novelists english writers
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The Wind in the Willows Craft Book by Di Campbell (£13.50)Publisher: David & Charles — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0715398865]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Patterns;

From the cover: “Using Di Campbells’s delightful designs, you can recreate the characters and atmosphere of that perennial favourite The Wind in the Willows. Since it was first published in 1908, Kenneth Grahame’s classic has charmed generations of parents and children with its tales of Toad, Mole, Badger and Ratty — and the stories retain their freshness to this day.

The twenty-five projects include wonderful character soft toys plus a wide range of gifts and home furnishings — all useful and fun. There is a cross stitch sampler and picture, an appliqué cushion, an embroidered photo frame, a wall hanging, patio set and many colourful nursery toys, including Toad’s ‘transports of delight’, his cars, boats and trains!

Each project is clearly explained in step-by-step diagrams and precise instructions, with irresistible colour photographs and illustrations — reproducing the charm of the original book.”
Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8". Matching Pictorial boards. 128 pages. Tags: campbell 0715398865 9780715398869 soft toy making mole toad ratty badger cross stitch sampler snow scene embroidered riverside bath otter neck cushion handicrafts
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Four More Weeks: Diary of a Stand-in Captain by Mark Ramprakash with Justyn Barnes (£13.00)Publisher: Vision Sports Publishing — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1905326017]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Four More Weeks is Mark Ramprakash’s gripping diary of Surrey’s traumatic 2005 cricket season.

Handing over the captaincy of the team at the start of the season, injured Surrey skipper Mark Butcher tells Ramps he is “four more weeks” away from his comeback. It turns out to be five long months, during which Surrey’s place amongst the elite of the game comes under threat.

Lifting the lid on the ball tampering saga that rocks the famous club and the simmering unrest that threatens to boil over in the dressing room during his stint at the helm, beyond that Four More Weeks is a candid, thoughtful and at times humorous insight into life as a county cricket captain.

From the dressing room characters like The Human Headband and The Himbo to the spats with umpires, opponents and team-mates and the long, long days in the field captaining a team in trouble, Four More Weeks takes you into the Surrey dressing room and inside the mind of one of cricket’s most gifted and compelling players.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Alec Stuart. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 257 pages. Tags: 1988 natwest trophy final lord’s when test series against west indies 1991 ramprakash the cricketer who county cricket middlesex surrey mark with justyn barnes alec stuart 1905326017 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Lovers of Africa by Vickery Turner (£13.00)Publisher: Victor Gollancz — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Three characters dance across a stage of their own making, each in his own way becomes, ironically, a lover of Africa. Effervescent and witty, this is a compelling and touching novel of our times. 204pp. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
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The Howards of Caxley by Miss Read (£13.00)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1967Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. Price Clipped. DJ rubbed and creased at the edges but complete save for some slight loss at very edges. Book a little bruised and rubbed at edges but tight and bright.Description: This book continues the story of the two Caxley families, the Norths and the Howards, who were first introduced in THE MARKET SQUARE.Notes: Jacket designed by Harry Grimley. Illustrated by Harry Grimley. Size: 8" x 5¼". 224 pages. Tags: miss read heart downland england astute view life the country much-loved classics country dweller love nature rural life quirky characters colourful intrigues daily life village folk
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A Mad World, My Masters: Tales from a Traveller's Life by John Simpson (£12.50)Publisher: Macmillan — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0333724208]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper.Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the flap: “This second volume of autobiographical writing is a celebration of some of the world’s wilder places, and the unusual characters that inhabit them. Simpson transports his readers on an extraordinary world tour that includes dodging guerrillas at a cocaine market in southern Colombia, hunting Ebola in the Ivory Coast’s forest and filming undercover in Lebanon with a mad French cameraman.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 436 pages. Tags: simpson john television journalists great britain biography autobiography business economics industries media communications press journalism foreign correspondents voyages and travels 433092 langu 0330355678
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Blackwood Farm by Anne Rice (£12.50)Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0701173548]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Vampire Chronicles series. 528 pages. Tags: vampire chronicles fiction novels literature stories story novella short first editions firsts printings 1st lestat fictitious vampires mayfair family characters horror ghost
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Botham's Century: My 100 Great Cricketing Characters by Ian Botham; Peter Hayter; (£12.50)Publisher: CollinsWillow — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780002189569]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages very gently age-tanned otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Illustrated / decorative end papers. From the cover: “Botham’s Century is a unique collection of 100 characters taken from lan Botham’s personal cricket scrapbook. Featuring players, some household names and others not so well known; mentors; umpires and coaches; radio, television and newsprint journalists; pop stars and philanthropists — in fact all those who in Botham’s opinion have been an influence during his involvement in the game. Amusing, at times controversial, but always entertaining and written in typical swashbuckling style, Botham’s book will be a treasured item for cricket fans and nostalgia lovers.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 432 pages. Tags: akram alan alec allan ambrose and andy angus arlott askwith atherton autobiography bader barrington barry basil beaumont beckenbauer benaud bill biography bird bob border boyce boycott brearley brian brown cartwright chris christopher clarke clive close colin courtney cowdrey cricket croft cronje curtly darren dave david davies dennis derek dev dexter dickie
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Fame in the 20th Century by Clive James (£12.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 056336274X]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. ¾" closed tear to the head of the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. From the cover: “The rise of the media in the twentieth century changed the nature of fame: before people had been famous for what they had done; in the twentieth century many have become famous just for who they are. In this book, which accompanies his major eight-part TV series, the writer and television presenter Clive James looks at the nature of fame in the twentieth century, giving it his own unique interpretation –original, illuminating and funny. All the key international figures — from politics, art, literature, science, sport and crime — are here, starting with that strange but crucial turn of events by which Captain Scott, who got to the South Pole second, became a hundred times more famous than the man who got there first, thus inaugurating the peculiar nature of modern fame by which the coverage of an event alters its reality.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: screen stars fame marilyn monroe james dean elvis prestey placido domingo luciano pavarotti picasso john mcenroe hitler stalin mussolini mao churchill roosevelt einstein famous people the twentieth century leading characters media the twentieth century film footage and modern fame key international figures peculiar nature modern fame
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Flowers on the Grass by Monica Dickens (£12.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph — 1949Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Price clipped. Inscription on fep. Some spotting. Edges of DJ showing a little wear.Description: With a scene that ranges from a country cottage to a holiday camp in Northern England; from a Bayswater hotel to a modern 'do-as-you-like' school; from a hospital ward to a home in the East End of London. The author portrays a fascinating gallery of characters with vividness and life.
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Folklore of Australia by ANON. (£12.50)Publisher: Currawong Press — 1984Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0730102076]Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Gently faded at the spine.Description: Here is a book that reveals the true richness of Australian folklore in a selection of writings as fresh as a breeze from the Australian bush. The selection ranges freely over most aspects of Australian folk history, from stories of the Aborigines, the first Australians, to accounts of Australia’s legendary fame in fields as far apart as sport and war.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Walter Stone. Size: 11¼" x 8¼. 240 pages. Tags: bushrangers pioneers drovers bullockies aborigines australian characters australian history myths legends henry lawson banjo paterson duke sutton edward sorenson bean nehemiah bartley scots chinese the rebellion eureka antipodeans larrikin pushes box hill messiah adam lindsay gordon tales henry lawson manning clark caroline chisholm birth the bunyip batavia massacre sterling castle saga anzac the light horse gallipoli the belyando pommy jackeroo first cricket team barcroft boake melancholic strain
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Historic Houses of Britain by Mark Girouard (£12.50)Publisher: London: Peerage Books — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0907408834]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a nick to the top corner of the lower panel. Gently faded at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: First in this edition. [First: Artus, 1979] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps [1];

From the cover: “Britain’s country houses are famous all over the world for their architecture, their treasures, and their history. In this lavishly-illustrated book, Mark Girouard — the leading authority on the subject — selects twenty-four historic houses, all open to the public, and brings them vividly to life. He describes how the houses were designed and decorated, and how people lived in them. A fascinating array of characters are associated with each house — kings, crooks, millionaires, royal mistresses, lords of the manor and humble servants. They, as much as the beautiful houses in which they lived, are the subject of this book.

The houses described include royal residences like Hampton Court, aristocratic family homes like Chatsworth and Castle Howard, and National Trust properties like Lacock Abbey and Penrhyn Castle.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 9". Pictorial boards. 185 pages. Tags: historic buildings great britain country homes architecture domestic houses historical importance architectural features and town planning mark girouard 0907408834 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Jane Austen's World: The Life and times of England's Most Popular Author by Maggie Lane (£12.50)Publisher: Ted Smart — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1856132447]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: Illustrated / decorative end papers. Illustrated with B&W and Colour photographs. Covers the historical period Austen inhabited and its influence on her creations. 144pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.) Jacket Designed by Vicky Harvey. Introduction / preface by Brian Southam.Tags: abbey addison's admiral alethea alice alien alton anna anne appearance armstrong ashe ashton atlas aunt austen austen-leigh autobiography basingstoke bates bath bennet bereavements bertram bigeon bigg bigg-wither bingley birth blackall boarding bourgh breastfeeding brunton buonaparte burlesque burney butler cabot cadell caroline cassandra castle catharine cawley cecil celebrity cessation characters charlotte chaucer
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Mario Puzo's The Godfather's Revenge by Mark Winegardner (£12.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0434015601]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted and tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “It is 1963 in New York and things have never been better for the Corleones. They’ve taken out their Mafia rivals and legitimised the Family. Michael Corleone and Tom Hagen — Vito Corleone’s adopted son and the glue that holds the family together — are closer than they’ve ever been. Outside the fortified building owned by Michael, now undisputed Boss of Bosses, a parade of people wait to ask the great man for favours. Among the visitors arc former mob rivals, an emissary from the Mayor of New York, even faces from the past like Jonny Fontane — all come to pay homage. The Mafia Don walks the streets of his New York, beloved and protected.

But one problem remains. Michael has sworn revenge upon the traitorous former Corleone capo, Nick Geraci. Up until now Geraci, who has powerful friends and far too much to say, has evaded him. And that night, as the fireworks begin to explode over First Avenue, comes the news that Jimmy Shea, President of the United States, has been assassinated. Was another mob family involved? Or did the Corleones have a hand in the killing of their old friend?

The Godfather’s Revenge tells the riveting story of the final years of the Corleones, bringing Mario Puzo’s great saga to a conclusion.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 487 pages. Tags: corleone family fictitious characters fiction mafia new york state presidents assassination
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Sherlock Holmes in London: A Photographic Record of Conan Doyle's Stories by Charles Viney (£12.50)Publisher: Wellingborough: Equation — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853361321]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is pulled, lightly, at the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps [7];Notes: Size: 10¾" x 10½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 154 pages. Tags: doyle arthur conan characters sherlock holmes homes haunts england london sir fictitious detectives literature associated
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Stephanie by Winston Graham (£12.50)Publisher: Chapmans — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Slight wear / rubbing at edges of DJ. Book very slightly cocked.Description: The tale of a carefree student, happy until she discovers her lover leads a double life. Her father, who'd fight for justice even if it cost him his life and a young Indian are also featured. The fate of these characters is explored. Out of Print. 301pp.
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