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Bless This House
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Bless This House

By Lofts, Norah, Author of Scent of Cloves

London: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1954. Miss Lofts presents Merravay with convincing detail and power. This book, in the course of telling a series of dramatic stories concerning successive owners and inmates of the house, contrives to acquaint us with the warp and woof of country custom and legend and at the same time fill our minds with the larger movements of English history. Neat name sticker to fep. Scenic wrap-around, price-intact dust jacket. An absorbing read. A respectable copy.. First Edition, Second Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$24.50

The Black Candle
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The Black Candle

By Cookson, Catherine

London: Bantam Press, 1989. This historical novel is set in the 1880's. The author tells a story spanning nearly half a century constantly engrossing and peopled with a diversity of brilliantly realized characters. She displays all the skills of narrative, the shrewd perception of human strengths and frailties which have established her as our most widely read and best-loved novelists. This immaculate book is a British export edition. A very nice copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$28.00

Bright Captivity: Book One of Georgia Trilogy
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Bright Captivity: Book One of Georgia Trilogy

By Price, Eugenia

New York: Doubleday, 1991. The first volume of her eagerly awaited Georgia Trilogy. The author returns for her most powerful and unforgettable story to the richness and color of life on Georgia's St. Simons Island. This is another spellbinding historical saga. Ms. Price takes her readers on a moving journey from war-torn Georgia to the shores of England - and even to Abbotsford, Scotland... Lovely scenic wrap-around dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Pamela Patricks. An immaculate copy.. Book Club Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$26.50

The Colour
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The Colour

By Tremain, Rose

London: Chatto & Windus., 2003. 'The Colour' is a gripping drama of sacrifice and greed set during the mid nineteenth-century gold rush in New Zealand. This historical novel begins with Joseph and Harriet, along with Joseph's mother Lilian emigrating from Norfolk in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch where they settle threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. Joseph eventually leaves his family and farm and sets off alone for the gold-fields over the Southern Alps, a moral wilderness where many others, under the seductive dreams of 'the colour' are violently rushing to their destinies... A two-page map spread endpapers. Illustrated, price-intact dust jacket. A bright book - A Great read!. ISBN: 0-7011-7296-7. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. New Zealand Gold Rush + Nineteenth Century New Zealand + Fiction + New Zealand Fiction + Modern First Edition. Catalogs: Historical Novels.

$32.50

The Dark Moment
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The Dark Moment

By Bridge, Ann

New York: The MacMillan Company, 1952. A trip to Turkey was taken by the author prior to the writing of this book. Lady Mary Dolling O'Malley's characters are fictitious but all the incidents which take place in the book happened to someone or other whom she knew and who told her of them; nothing in the historical part has been invented. Ann Bridge who, with an exiting theme and background, has written a one-sitting kind of book that combines excitement of a well-told story with the dramatic appeal of history in the making. A sound, text-toned book in a dust jacket design by John O'Hara Cosgrove II.. Book Club Edition. Very Good/Fair. Historical Novel + Lady Mary Dolling O'Malley + Historical Fiction + Ataturk + Inebolu + Ecevithan + Ankara + Turkey. Catalogs: Historical Novels.

$14.50

The Roman

By Waltari, Mika. Translated by Naomi Walford

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. (c.1966) 'The Roman'.... The memoirs of Minutus Lausus Manilianus, who has won the Insignia of a Triumph, who has the rank of Consul, who is Chairman of the Priests' Collegium of the god Vespasian and a member of the Roman Senate. Mika Waltari, a master of the historical novel has here written a magnificent story of the Roman world in the time of the Emperors Claudus and Nero. 'The Roman' is a superb reconstruction of a time gone by written with a combination of authenticity and literary excellence. 'The Roman' completes the trilogy begun with 'The Egyptian' and 'The Etruscan'. Name to ffep, initials to half-title page. Illustrated endpapers. A square, most respectable copy.. Book Club Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Religion Fiction + Early Rome + Nero + Claudus + Roman Emperors + History Fiction + NOISBN. Catalogs: Historical Novels.

$25.00

Deeper The Heritage

By Elwood, Muriel

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons 1947 (c.1947) Book Club Edition. This colorful and romantic novel of Montreal and Eastern Canada in the early 1700's is not only a dramatic and turbulent love-story but also a fine re-creation of daily life in Canada while it was still New France. It is essentially the love-story of Elise de Courville-Boissart, the daughter of one of Montreal's oldest families, and Antoine de Brievaux, a young officer in the French Navy. The troubled times that culminated in the French and Indian War play a prominent part in the story. Then, too there was a smouldering enmity between French and English which at last broke into open warfare. Both the Indian raiders and the English invaders play their roles in some of the most exciting scene of the story. Endpapers make up a two-page historical scene. Name to ffep. A sound book in a well-illustrated dust jacket.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.

$12.50

Cleopatra

By Ludwig, Emil Translated by Bernard Miall

New York: The Viking Press (c.1937) Book Club Edition. . The majesty and mystery of Ancient Egypt in the turbulent days of the Roman Empire. Cleopatra.... that truly extrordinary queen whose name has come down the centuries as a symbol of all that is seductive in woman. The author presents a stirring panorama of the ancient world and lets us live again in "the grandeur that was Rome." Chronology and index provided. Bookplate to fep. Name to ffep. A clean bright book.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$15.00