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ALLESTREE, ANN
Triptych of a Young Wolf (Signed Copy)
Brighton, Book Guild Publishing. 2008, First Edition. (ISBN: 9781846242366). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to title page 'To Virginia, Every good wish from Penelope (Ann Allestree), November 2008'. (Ann Allestree is the pseudonym of the journalist Penelope Ann Craig). Nominated for the Literary Review's annual 'Bad Sex in Fiction Award' in 2008. It is the story of the wolf cub Louis-Loup, abandoned on the French Mediterranean island of Porquerolles, who is discovered by Madame Veuve, gardienne to the beautiful Comtesse de Beauclaire. Over one long, hot Provencal summer, Louis grows in strength and stature as a domestic drama of island life - all the desires, suspicions, jealousies and human folly - unfold around him. When the Comtesse arrives at her summer villa with her Moroccan lover Uqba in tow, the scene is set. A gripping tale of sex, savagery and survival from the author of 'Seize the Day', her acclaimed chronicles of 30 years of global wandering. 13. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 008175
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Island of Porquerolles, Wolf Louis-Loup, Comtesse de Beaucaire, Madame Veuve, Uqba, Penelope Ann Craig 9781846242366

 
O'BRIAN, PATRICK
Richard Temple
New York, W.W. Norton. 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 0393061876). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The author (1914-2000) born Richard Patrick Russ, who later legally changed his name, was famous for his Jack Aubrey and Stephen Maturin novels. This novel, first published in 1962 but never published before in America, is of a prisoner of war in France, held captive by the Germans, who conducts a minute examination of his life to keep sane. Escaping from a blighted childhood and his widowed, alcoholic mother thanks to an artistic gift, his life as a painter in the 1930's is cruelly deprived and in order to eat, squanders his asset by becoming a forger, particularly of Utrillo. He is rescued by the love of a beautiful and wealthy woman, and it is the failure of this relationship, coupled with the outbreak of war, that propels him into the world of espionage. An unforgettable tale of art and espionage in World War II. NOT EX LIB 302. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 004040
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: World War II, Art Forger, Utrillo, Espionage 0393061876

 
BYATT, A.S.
Babel Tower
London, Chatterson. 1996, First. (ISBN: 0701137185). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to title page wihout dedication. A near Fine umarked copy with usual age toning to page edges with dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition First Impression. 618 pages. Babel Tower follows The Virgin in the Garden and Still Life in tracing Frederica Potter, a lover of books who reflects the author's life and times. It centers around two lawsuits: in one, Frederica - a young intellectual who has married outside her social set - is challenging her wealthy and violent husband for custody of their child; in the other, an unkempt but charismatic rebel is charged with having written an obscene book, a novel-within-a-novel about a small band of revolutionaries who attempt to set up an ideal community. And in the background, rebellion gains a major toehold in the London of the Sixties, and society will never be the same. PLEASE NOTE : A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.06 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 155. Near Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 010234
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.25 | CHF 14.5]
Mots-clés: 1960's Britain 0701137185

 
CARSON, MICHAEL
Coming Up Roses
London, Victor Gollancz. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0575045531). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. A near Fine copy with a small mark to front endpaper caused by the erasing of a name with a complete dustjacket which has a small indentation to front VG+. A humorous novel of King Fadl who wants part of the neighbouring kingdom of Zibda, which intrudes into his kingdom. He telephones Sultan Nabil of Zibda to make him an offer he can't refuse but GCHQ are listening in and a disgraced MI42 agent, Charlie Hammond, is sent to gather information. Hammond meets an English teacher, Armitage, there and when the Ministry for the Suppression of Vice and the Encouragement of Virtue orders the circumcision of all expatriates, Hammond and Armitages's troubles are just beginning, then they are caught in flagrante by Abdul Wahhab Higgins, Jesuit turned Muslim zealot, can they escape the lash? A glorious black comedy. NOT EX LIB 101. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 002506
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Mots-clés: 0575045531

 
CARSON, MICHAEL
Coming Up Roses
London, Victor Gollancz. 1990, First Edition. (ISBN: 0575045531). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page with dedication. A near Fine copy with a touch of foxing to front endpaper with a complete dustjacket which has creasing to front. A humorous novel of King Fadl who wants part of the neighbouring kingdom of Zibda, which intrudes into his kingdom. He telephones Sultan Nabil of Zibda to make him an offer he can't refuse but GCHQ are listening in and a disgraced MI42 agent, Charlie Hammond, is sent to gather information. Hammond meets an English teacher, Armitage, there and when the Ministry for the Suppression of Vice and the Encouragement of Virtue orders the circumcision of all expatriates, Hammond and Armitages's troubles are just beginning, then they are caught in flagrante by Abdul Wahhab Higgins, Jesuit turned Muslim zealot, can they escape the lash? A glorious black comedy. NOT EX LIB 101. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 002785
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: 0575045531

 
CARTLAND, BARBARA
Love Climbs in; from Hell to Heaven; Caught by Love; Riding to the Moon; Diona and a Dalmatian
New York, Wings. 1996, First Thus. (ISBN: 0517182394). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy (Fine apart from a light crease to front endpaper) with near Fine dustjacket. Five complete and unabridged texts of the original editions brought together under the caption of Love and Luxury from the grand dame of romance. A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.15 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 104. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 010824
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: Romantic Fiction 0517182394

 
CARTMELL, STEPHEN
Papal Whispers
Lewes, East Sussex, The Book Guild. 1998, First Edition. (ISBN: 1857763351). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy wit near Fine complete dustjacket. It is 1999, and when the pope dies, throwing the Vatican into a welter of subterfuge, the papal prefect Thomas Costello, finds himself at the hub of affairs he doesn't understand and cannot control. Not even he could have predicted the new pope's unexpected approach to church policy or his subsequent battle of conscience between faith, free will and fatalism. It would take him around the world and across the path of his old friend, Robert Paine. The press are soon alerted and as political editor of The Times, Paine is expected to investigate events in Rome, but when he realises the extent of Costello's involvement, he is torn between friendship and his commitment to his paper. What is the reason for the pope's secret meetings, and why is there a sudden, yet concealed meetings between the world's religious leaders? What is the meaning of the unknown word on the lips of the dying pope? Why are government agencies interested in Paine's activities? Costello and Paine pool resources to try and unravel the mystery. NOT EX LIB 162. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 005039
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Religious Thriller Mystery Fiction, Vatican, Papal Prefect 1857763351

 
DAVIS, MARGARET THOMSON
The Gourlay Girls
Edinburgh, B & W Publishing. 2000, First Edition. (ISBN: 1903265088). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page with dedication " To Clifford - One of my dearest friends". A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. A novel set in Glasgow in the 1930's of Nicholas Cartwright, successful novelist, who lives in a splendid home in the West End with his beautiful wife Virginia and their two children, where everything is perfect in their comfortable, privileged lives. Until one dreadful day, when their world is touched by tragedy and they find themselves struggling to come to terms with a mystery that will haunt them for years to come. Meanwhile in the run down tenements of Springburn, the Gourlay family are battling to make ends meet, the Depression has hit Glasgow hard and Erchie Gourlay is unemployed ,and only the long hours spent sewing and dressmaking by his three daughters keeps the spectre of poverty at bay. The future looks bleak for them until the arrival of a destitute young girl on their doorstep brings them new hope of a better life. NOT EX LIB 153. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 003735
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Fiction, 1930's Glasgow, Nicholas Cartwright, Gourlay Family, the Depression 1903265088

 
GLOAG, JULIAN
Blood for Blood
London, Hamish Hamilton. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0241115256). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine copy (Fine apart from a very small mark to top edge) with a near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A novel of a man who leads a quiet life in a quietly frozen past and by the loss of his closest friend, a well known female barrister, by a senseless murder he is stirred into finding out what has happened. He finds that her murder was not a gratuitous crime and sees the motives multiply - money, passion, betrayal to finally vengeance. NOT EX LIB 206. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 002048
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Mots-clés: Female Barrister Brutal Murder 0241115256

 
JANNEY, DIANA
The Choice
London, Montano Books. 2003, First Edition. (ISBN: 0954582705). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half title page and with dedication. A Fine copy with a near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The author's FIRST NOVEL. A fascinating and compelling debut novel that takes the reader on a journey filled with philosophical twists and turns. If you have ever questioned the concept of choice and moral responsibility, or wondered about the possibility of an after-life, or wanted to believe in God and His angels, or queried the relationship between good and evil, this is the book for you. 152. Fine/Very Good. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 002282
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Fiction, After Life 0954582705

 
JUDGE, MICHAEL
Vintage Red
London, Robert Hale. 2004, First Edition. (ISBN: 0709076207). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The FIRST NOVEL by the 83 year old Irish playwright. A blackly comic story of a property developer who views his wife's death as a passport to sexual freedom and political success set against a backdrop of modern Dublin and the Connemara countryside. 2. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 001597
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Mots-clés: Irish Playwright, Dublin, Connemara 0709076207

 
LEE, LAURIE
The Illustrated Cider with Rosie
London, Cresset Press. 1984. (ISBN: 0712629130). Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards as dustjacket with dustjacket which has some fading to spine. Laurie Lee's matchless memories of his childhood, told in glittering prose and with a wicked sense of comedy, first published in 1959, have made it amongst the most famous of all autobiographies, and a modern classic. The illustrations in this beautiful new edition speak for themselves, but among them are some special treasures - a handful of precious photographs of that time and place, preserved by the author for over 50 years, and carefully reproduced in their original sepia tones. NOT EX LIB NOT BOOK CLUB A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.88 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 11. Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 007346
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: Cotswold Villages in the 1920's, Granny Trill, Granny Wallon, Rosie Burdock 0712629130

 
LESSING, DORIS
The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog
London, Fourth Estate. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 0007152809). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The follow on novel from 'Mara and Dann' which is, like it's predecessor. a cautionary fable of the future we might be heading towards. Dann is now grown up, hunting for knowledge and despairing at the inadequacies of his civilisation, travelling with a trusty snow dog and we also meet Mara's daughter and Griot, an abandoned child-soldier who, in this strange and captivating adventure, discovers the meaning of love and the ability to sing stories. 17A. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 003254
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: Fiction, Mara and Dann, Griot, Snow Dog 0007152809

 
LLEWELLYN, SAM
Death Roll
London, Michael Joseph. 1989. (ISBN: 0718131614). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good + copy with a stamp of a publisher's agent to front pastedown. Reprint July 1989 (first was also 1989). Dustjacket has a small closed tear to back a little creasing to top edge and is not price clipped. Internally thre is some age darkening to page edges. INCLUDED are two AUTHOR SIGNED photographsr, one colour and one black and white. Sinister goings on abound from sleepy fishing villages on the south coast of England to the glamorous hideaways of international criminals on the Costa Del Sol. Martin Devereux, one of the worlds great helmsmen, runs a boatyard and charter fleet on the south coast and while away in Australia for the America's Cup, a series of sinister accidents take place at the boatyard. NOT EX LIB 158. Very Good/Very Good. Signed by Author.
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N° du livre: 002920
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | CHF 12]
Mots-clés: South Coast of England, Costa Del Sol 0718131614

 
MCCUTCHAN, PHILIP
Polecat Brennan - a Commander Shaw Novel
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 034060025X). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with VG dustjacket which has a thin scrape line to back and is not price clipped. A further novel featuring Commander Shaw, where his partner Felicity Mandrake is taken hostage by the notorious 'Polecat Brennan' and his sidekick Steenie Ogmanfiller, a girl with dubious German connections. Shaw is torn between his daredevil urge to rescue her and doing his duty, and in which he unearths a conspiracy involving the threatened assassination of the British and French Foreign Ministers. NOT EX LIB 163. Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 004481
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Mots-clés: Fiction, Commander Shaw, Felicity Mandrake, Polecat Brennan, Steenie Ogmanfiller 034060025x

 
MICHEL, KEITH
Caracara - a Breathtakingly Audacious Plan to Hold the World to Ransom
Leatherhead, Surrey, Ashford, Buchan & Enright. 1995, First Edition. (ISBN: 185253317X). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy free from inscription with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A novel set in the early 1990's in South Africa, Europe and the Falkland Islands. The rare pair of Caracara birds of prey on Sea Lion Island in the Falklands face environmental catastrophe hatched continents away in South Africa, where Nick van Koetzee, an internationally known South African conservationist and businessman, is prepared to go to any lengths to prevent his beloved country sliding into chaos and bloodshed, even forming an alliance with the power hungry leader of the People's African Party. Sir Peter Kirkwood is Her Majesty's Governor of the Falklands with a past that makes him a pawn in van Koetzee's audacious plan to hold the world to ransom. SCARCE 2. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 004317
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: Fiction, Caracara Birds, Sea Lion Island, South Africa, Falkland Islands 185253317x

 
MORRO, RODGER
Spy Tapestry
Lewes, East Sussex, The Book Guild. 2001, First Edition. (ISBN: 185776580X). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 778 pages. There are rich pickings for spies in post-war Germany, and maverick intelligence officer Johnny Marlowe is determined to bring in as much information as he can for the elite group within MI6 that he works for. Johnny's methods are unorthodox, but they work. His experience tells him that women make the best agents, so he slowly gathers together a group of attractive and intelligent German girls, whom he places in positions where they can collect the cream of information without arousing suspicions. And Johnny keeps them supplied with what they need most: food, work, sex and security. Very early on he realises that his targets are Russians as well as Germans, and with the help of his talented team of ladies, he is soon on the trail of undercover Nazis, Russian double-agents, and cross-border runners. With an element of fun as well as danger, the spy game for Jonny's 'joes' is full of surprises. NOT EX LIB A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.47 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 25. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 008667
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Mots-clés: Spy Fiction, Post-War Germany, Nazis, Double Agents 185776580x

 
ORMEROD, ROGER
The Seven Razors of Ockam
London, Severn House. 1997, First Edition. (ISBN: 0727852809). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine non price clipped dustjacket. Mayor Bert 'Slasher' Harris was used to evading the opposition, as the legendary wing forward for Ockam Cutters, his was the victorious team which had brought home the FA Cup years before. His finest hour was spent on the old Town Hall balcony above a sea of beaming fans, so to him it was the most natural thing to repeat it for the 57 Club charity raffle. Ignoring the town clerk, police, mayoral protocol and any other reasonable argument, Mayor Harris announced the prize-winning tickets in reverse order. Riot ensued, aggrieved ticket holders and a sea of angry populace demanded fair play, and in a tide of violence they laid waste to civic property, personnel and, most worrying of all, stealing the council's unique treaure, the seven razors of Ockam. 206. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 005241
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Mots-clés: 0727852809

 
PEEL, COLIN D.
Blood of Your Sisters
London, Robert Hale. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0709058497). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION. A Fine copy with a Fine dustjacket of Chinese junks which is not price clipped. A powerful novel that starts in the heat and filth of Angola's diamond mines where the presence of a white man is unusual and dangerous and where Mark Rayner has spent two weeks on an assignment. This next leads him to the jungle of ivory smuggling and African terrorism and the stakes are high. His return to Massachusetts is marked by violence and passionate encounters with two women and ultimately his assignment leads him to a fishing village in Hong Kong and to a desolate rain swep river in Taiwan. NOT EX LIB 300. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 002219
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: Mark Rayner, Angola Diamond Mine, Hong Kong 0709058497

 
READ, MISS
Changes at Fairacre
London, Michael Joseph. 1991, First Edition. (ISBN: 0718134966). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Goodall, John S. A near Fine copy (Fine apart from a minor indentation to top edge) with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The author is the pseudonym of Dora Saint, a prolific novelist who draws on her own memories of living and teaching in a small English village in Berkshire. A further novel featuring the downland village of Fairacre where familiar and endearing characters are met once again. Wonderfully illustrated by John S. Goodall. NOT EX LIB 206. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 010348
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Mots-clés: Cotswold, Fiction 0718134966 Goodall, John S.

 
SCHOLEY, GRAHAM
Bangers and Mash
Lewes, East Sussex, The Book Guild. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 1857760743). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with a near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. After stringent times in the Forces, Bob Malone and Hector Britain are finding it difficult to conform to Civvy Street. Their forte is catering, a skill they intend to pursue wherever possible and our two heroes know every aspect of the culinary arts, from RAF canteens and second class hotels to colleges of further education and high class restaurants. The scene is set for an hilarious romp through two decades of English social history in endearingly roistering and boisterous company. 162. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 005450
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Fiction, Catering, Culinary Arts, Raf 1857760743

 
SMETHURST, WILLIAM
Sinai
London, Headline. 1996, First Edition. (ISBN: 0747213178). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. The author's third novel features a corpse that medical science cannot explain, which is kept in a high security government mortuary in Cairo for over twenty years, an Egyptian army officer locked in an asylum after claiming that he saw soldiers from the Ancient World surround his tank in the Yom Kippur war and a young American physicist, who believes that paranormal forces have unlocked the key to events in the Sinai Desert in 1300 BC. NOT EX LIB L. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 003569
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Fiction, Egypt, Sinai Desert, Paranormal Forces, Ancient Soldiers Appearance 0747213178

 
SUTHERLAND, TITIA
An Accidental Life
Sutton, Surrey, Severn House. 1997, First Edition. (ISBN: 0727822799). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards as dustjacket with VG+ dustjacket which is price clipped. On a stark and cold January day, Philip Stavely, successful actor, screenwriter and family man, is killed during a shooting party, and although the inquest records it as accidental, his widow, Ellie, believes it was suicide. Their once happy marriage had disintegrated over the last year and now she finds that she cannot move on, or grieve, until the real reasons for Philip's death are known. NOT EX LIB 158. Fine/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 007513
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Mots-clés: Fiction, Corfu 0727822799

 
TAYLOR, CATHERINE (COMPILED BY)
Teddy Bear Stories for Grown Ups
London, Michael O'Mara. 1993, First Edition. (ISBN: 1854791230). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Elias, Gillian. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 214 pages. Illustrations by Gillian Elias. 23 stories by authors which include Jane Beeson, Elisabeth Beresford, Rebeca Fraser, Allan Frewin Jones, Alan Hackney, William Trevor, David Elias, Pat Rush, Dinah Lampitt. Teddy Bears for Grown Ups shows that, contrary to what might be expected, teddy bears can take a very active role in the lives of the people they love. The mutual devotion between bear and owner can lead to delightful results, as in Anne Goring's charming story 'A Friend in Need', but it can sometimes also lead them into the darker side of life, even into crime. In Pauline Macaulay's story 'Harold's Bear', a teddy provides a valuable clue in a murder mystery, while in 'Confessions of a Bad Bear' by Allan Frewin Jones, a bear is driven to desperate measures to protect the girl he loves. 152. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 009345
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Mots-clés: Teddy Bears in Fiction 1854791230 Elias, Gillian

 
THORNE, NICOLA
Haunted Landscape
London, Severn House. 1997, First Thus. (ISBN: 072785173x). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First published in 1976 under the title 'Hammersleigh' and under the name Rosemary Ellerbeck. The author's novel is one of frightening suspense and psychic force, as Karen Blackwood returns to her family home, Hammersleigh, after the death of her husband and with powerful but misleading memories to guide her, she begins a new life discovering that she has very unusual artistic talents. She meets the master of the Fullerton estate, where at the ruins of Oldham Abbey nearby, she sees the figure of a woman who disappears into the mist, later to reappear in her paintings. A bereaved widow's imagination or a bizarre case of reincarnation? NOT EX LIB 163. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 003248
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Mots-clés: Fiction, Rosemary Ellerbeck, Karen Blackwood, Hammersleigh, Oldham Abbey 072785173x

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