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Property of Blood  -  A Marshal Guarnaccia Mystery
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Property of Blood - A Marshal Guarnaccia Mystery

By Nabb, Magdalen

London: William Heinemann, 2004. A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edotion, First Printing. 248 pages. Olivia, an American-born model, married Count Ugo Brunamonti, a feckless and soon impoverished aristocrat. After his death, she supported her children - Leonardo and Caterina - by starting a fashion house, which has prospered. When she is kidnapped, the crime is reported to Marshal Guarnaccia by her daughter, who may have been the intended victim. Kidnapping is almost a second business for the Sardinians nominally engaged in raising sheep in the Tuscan hills. They inhabit a vast wilderness where a victim can be hidden away forever, and where searching for her will be quickly spotted. The government's official policy is not to permit the payment of ransom. But if the money is not paid the kidnappers cannot let their victim go free. It would set a bad example..... First. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.77

I Will Survive  -  The Book
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I Will Survive - The Book

By Gaynor, Gloria

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a few very minor spots to closed top edge with dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 276 pages. 23 photographs. The autobiography of America's 'Queen of Disco' - a story of riches and fame, despair, and finally salvation. It charts her meteoric rise to stardom in the 1970's with a string o hit records and the song that has immortalized her 'I Will Survive', which became a number one gold seller. L. First. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

Bachelors of Art  -  Edward Perry Warren and The Lewes House Brotherhood
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Bachelors of Art - Edward Perry Warren and The Lewes House Brotherhood

By Sox, David

London: Fourth Estate, 1991. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a few very small marks to closed top edge) with a Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 289 pages. 29 illustrations. Edward Perry Warren collected art and young men. Bachelors of Art is the previously unpublished account of how this wealthy American expatriate came, in the 1890's, to fashion a bizarre brotherhood of aesthetes. From their home in Lewes, East Sussex, 'Ned' Warren and his closest companion John Marshall (they called each other 'Puppy') together scoured Italy and Greece for Classical antiquities. Their extraordinary finds and purchases became the foundations of the great collections at the Boston Museum and the Metropolitan in New York. 'There is nothing to be got nowadays, ' complained the British Museum, 'since Warren and Marshall are always on the spot first.' Matthew Stewart Prichard, brilliant, eccentric, a disciple of Henri Bergson and confidant of Matisse, was another member of Warren's coterie of bachelors. As was the equally eccentric John Fothergill, whom at one time Oscar Wilde had in mind to replace Lord Alfred Douglas in his affections.Fothergill's own memoirs about his later career as the outlandish innkeeper of the Spreadeagle at Thame near Oxford (where he entertained writers such as Evelyn Waugh, H.G. Wells and Rebecca West) have become minor classics. His diary, however, has not before now been used as source material and has lain unread and unpublished until deciphered by David Sox. After 12 years, Warren's attempt to create a fraternity based on Greek ideals failed, as it was bound to do. Warren's all-providing despotism proved too much. L. First. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.19

The Torso in the Town  -  A Fethering Mystery
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The Torso in the Town - A Fethering Mystery

By Brett, Simon

New York: Berkley Prime Crime, 2002. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjaket which is not price clipped. First US Edition First Printing. 340 pages. In the historic village of Fedborough Jude attends a dinner party for the new owners of Pelling House. But an uninvited guest - in the form of a mummified , armless and legless torso - has crashed the party. There's no telling how long the dead body has been in the cellar, or even who it once was. Intrigued with the new mystery on her hands Jude elicits Carole's help to solve the case - and hopefully snap Carole out of her growing depression from a recent failed relationship. Their detective work soon uncovers that Pelling House's previous owners include two divorced couples who harbor a lot of resentment and may be harboring some dark secrets as well.. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

The Winter Queen
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The Winter Queen

By Akunin, Boris

New York: Random House, 2003. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. 245 pages. First US Edition. Boris Akunin is the pseudonym of Grigory Chkhartishvili and his Erast Fandorin novels have achieved great success in Russia and this is his first American publication. Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield. Second impression. In Moscow in 1876 a 23 year old law student commits suicide in broad daylight in Alexander Gardens, and Erast Fandorin, the brilliant, young and gifted detective is put on the case - a case that deepens as he discovers that the young man was the son of an influential industrialist and has left considerable assets. Fandorin's fearless investigation takes him from Moscow to Berlin and London, via St. Petersburg, as the suicide reveals a worldwide conspiracy.. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

Peacemakers  -  The Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End the War
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Peacemakers - The Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End the War

By Macmillan, Margaret

London: John Murray, 2019. A near Fine unmarked copy. 574 pages. 30 illustrations. Between January and July 1919, after the war to end all wars, men and women from all over the world converged on Paris for the Peace Conference. At its heart were the leaders of the three great powers - Woodrow Wilson, Lloyd George and Clemenceau. Kings, prime ministers and foreign ministers with their crowds of advisers rubbed shoulders with journalists and lobbyists for a hundred causes - from Armenian independence to women's rights. Everyone had business in Paris that year - T.E. Lawrence, Queen Marie of Romania, Maynard Keynes, Ho Chi Minh. There had never been anything like it before, and there never has been since. For six extraordinary months the city was effectively the centre of world government as the peacemakers wound up bankrupt empires and created new countries. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China and dismissed the Arabs, struggled with the problems of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, so it has been said, failed dismally; failed above all to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have unfairly been made scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. They tried to be evenhanded, but their goals - to make defeated countries pay without destroying them, to satisfy impossible nationalist dreams, to prevent the spread of Bolshevism and to establish a world order based on democracy and reason - could not be achieved by diplomacy. This book offers a prismatic view of the moment when much of the modern world was first sketched out. 117. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$10.77

The Days of Miracles and Wonders  -  An Epic of the New World Disorder
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The Days of Miracles and Wonders - An Epic of the New World Disorder

By Louvish, Simon

Edinburgh: Canongate, 1997. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 440 pages. How do you describe the indescribable? Polyphonic and schizophrenic, Simon Louvish's book is in your hands. Beware. In it Richard the Lionheart rises from his tomb in the Abbey of Fontrevaud, minus his heart and his guts, to mingle with the tourists of early 1990's Europe. Eventually he finds a job as a pastry chef in a Beirut night=club. Meanwhile back in a sanatorium in East Lothian, failed novelist Danny Hohenlohe contemplates murderous revenge against his publisher, McTeague. Also in residence is Avram Blok, the ex-lunatic, emigre-Israeli and hero of three previous Louvish novels, who has begun a new life as a lay therapist. However, the grey calm of East Lothian is about to be shattered. The arrival of Doctor Petros Angelopoulis, war surgeon and Fallen Angel of Beirut, is followed soon after by his mysterious disappearance. And the Western powers are about to embark on their modern crusade against Saddam Hussein of Iraq. Chaos looms.... From these and many other threads, Louvish weaves his most ambitious novel to date. Blek, surreal and comic by turns. It is an extraordinary work of fiction that challenges in the most engaging way the manner in which the West has consistently perceived and treated the East. 117. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$26.93

Old Sussex Inns
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Old Sussex Inns

By Stuart, Donald

Derby: Breedon, 2005. An As New copy. 173 pages. 7 maps + maps of the highlighted areas. Photos of the inns. A to Z of Old Sussex Inns. The towns and villages of East and West Susses are blessed with hundreds of historic pubs, and in this new survey of the most interesting establishments the author uncovers a wealth of detail. 117. First. Soft Cover. As New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.42

Titanic Belfast  -  Souvenir Guide
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Titanic Belfast - Souvenir Guide

By Costecalde, Dr. Claude and Doherty, John Paul

Belfast: Booklink, 2012. An As New copy. 88 pages. A photographic history of the iconic ship the Titanic and the Belfast shipyard of Harland and Wolff. 117. First. Soft Cover. As New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.73

Living With the Enemy  - An Outline of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands with First-Hand Accounts By People Who Remember the Years 1940-1945
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Living With the Enemy - An Outline of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands with First-Hand Accounts By People Who Remember the Years 1940-1945

By Mcloughlin, Roy

Jersey, Channel Islands: Seeker, 2015. An As New copy. 222 pages. Photographic illustrations throughout. During World War II the Channel Islands were the only part of Britain to be overrun by the Germans. The book shows that Islanders learned how to contend with Nazi regulations, how to survive and how to trust those Germans whose human side was often in contrast to the brutality of Hitler's regime. 117. Soft Cover. As New/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.42

A Dancer in Wartime  -  One Girl's Journey from the Blitz to Sadler's Wells
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A Dancer in Wartime - One Girl's Journey from the Blitz to Sadler's Wells

By Lynne, Gillian

London: Chatto and Windus, 2011. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 292 pages. Gillian Lynne is one of the world's pre-eminent choreographers, the groundbreaking creative force behind blockbusters such as Cats and The Phantom of the Opera. But she started her career as a ballerina, and learnt to dance alongside Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Beryl Grey and Frederick Ashton during the Second World War. A Dancer in Wartime tells the story of Gillian's extraordinary childhood. From Miss Madeleine Sharp's Ballet Class for Young Ladies in Bromley, to being evacuated with her theatre school to rural Leicestershire; from performing in the West End with doodlebugs falling to touring a devastated Europe, the early years were hard, exciting and dramatic. And when the call came to join Sadler's Wells - well, what ballerina hopeful could have asked for more? L. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.77

Incendium
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Incendium

By Swanston, A.D.

London: Bantam, 2017. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 413 pages. The England of Elizabeth I is a country on the brink. Fear of plague and invasion is ever-present, the threat of insurrection constant. Heresy and religious unrest simmer beneath the surface. And the execution that summer of the queen's own cousin, the Duke of Norfolk, for treason, suggests that the discord and divisions run deep. For lawyer Christopher Radcliff and his patron , Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, the prospects for peace seem at best poor, at worst non-existent. As Leicester's chief intelligencer, Radcliff's role is to investigate both treachery at home and the ever-present papist threat from abroad. And then a whisper reaches him of a new plot against the queen. But all he and his network of agents and informers has to go on is a solitary word - Incendium. L. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

The King's Curse
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The King's Curse

By Gregory, Philippa

London: Simon and Schuster, 2014. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 610 pages. Family tree of the Tudor and Plantagenet Houses in November 1499. Family Tree of the House of the House of Plantagene. Map of London in 11499. Map of Tudor. Family Tree of the House of Plantagenet on 29 November 1499. As an heir to the Plantagenets, Margaret Pole is seen by the King's mother (The Red Queen) as a rival to the Tudor claim to the throne. She is buried in marriage to a Tudoe supporter - Sir Richard Pole, governor of Wales - and becomes guardian to Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon. But Margaret's destiny, as cousin to the queen (The White Princess). is not for a life in the shadows. Tragedy throws her into poverty and only a royal death restores her to her place at young Henry VIII's court where she becomes chief lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine. There she watches the dominance of the Spanish queen over her husband and her tragic decline. Amid the rapid deterioration of the Tudor court, Margaret must choose whether her allegiance is to the increasingly tyrannical Henry VIII or to her beloved queen. Caught between the old and the new, Margaret must find her own way, concealing her knowledge that an old curse cast upon all the Tudors is slowly coming true.... PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.86 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST L. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

The Lady of the Rivers
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The Lady of the Rivers

By Gregory, Philippa

London: Simon and Schuster, 2011. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 510 pages. Jacquetta's Family Tree. Family Tree of the Houses of York, Lancaster and Tudor. Map of Battles in England. Map of France in 1430. Descended from Medusina, the river goddess, Jacquetta has always had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she meets his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and sees her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. Married to the Duke of Bedford, English Regent of France - Jacquetta is introduced by him to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy. Her only friend in the great household is the Duke's squire, Richard Woodville, who is at her side when the Duke's death leaves her a wealthy young widow. The two become lovers and marry in secret, returning to England to serve at the court of Henry VI, where Jacquetta becomes a close and loyal friend to his new queen. The Woodvilles soon achieve a place at the very heart of the Lancaster court, though Jacquetta can sense the growing threat from the people of England and the danger of the royal rivals. The king slides into a mysterious sleep; Margaret, his queen, turns to untrustworthy favourites for help, and Richard, Duke of York, threatens to overturn the whole kingdom for his rival dynasty of the House of York. Jacquetta fights for her king, for her queen, and for her daughter Elizabeth Woodville, a young woman for whom Jacquetta can sense an extraordinary and unexpected future: a change of fortune, the throne of England, and the white rose of York. L. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

Churchill's Desert Rats  -  From Normandy to Berlin with the 7th Armoured Division
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Churchill's Desert Rats - From Normandy to Berlin with the 7th Armoured Division

By Delaforce, Patrick

Stroud, Gloucestershie: Chancellor Press, 2001. An As New copy in pictoial laminated boards with dustjacket which has a minor taped repair to lower front flap edge and which is not price clipped. 200 pages. Illustrated throughout. The Desert Rats, the 7th Armoured Division, wore its famouse insignia of the jerboa, the long-tailed rodent, with pride. It was Winston Churchill's favourite division and was widely recognised as being among the most powerful in Europe during the second world war. This book tells the story of the division's final campaign, from Normandy to Berlin, in the words of the soldiers who fought with it.. Hard Cover. As New/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

The Beekeeper's Daughter
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The Beekeeper's Daughter

By Montefiore, Santa

London: Simon and Schuster, 2014. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 389 pages. A family rocked by tragedy, a love that lives through time, a story that will stay in your heart....Dorset, 1932:Grace Hamblin is growing up on a beautiful rural estate. The only child of the beekeeper, she knows her place and her future - until her father dies unexpectedly and leaves her bereft and alone. Alone, that is, except for the man she loves, whom she knows she can never have. Massachusetts, 1973:Grace's beautiful, impetuous daughter Trixie Valentine is in love. Jasper is wild and romantic, a singer in a band on the brink of stardom. Then tragedy strikes and he must return to his home in England, promising to come back to Trixie one day, if only she will wait for him...Weighed down by memories, unaware of the secrets that bind them, both mother and daughter are searching for lost love. To find what they are longing for they must confront the past, and unravel the lies told long ago.... L. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

The Railways  -  Nation, Network and People
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The Railways - Nation, Network and People

By Bradley, Simon

London: Profile, 2015. A near Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 645 pages. 31 photographs and illustrations throughout in the text. Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Newcastle station to the ceaseless traffic of Clapham Junction, from the mysteries of Brunel's atmospheric railway to the lost routines of the great marshalling yards, Simon Bradley explores the world of Britain's railways, the evolution of the trains, and the changing experiences of passengers and workers. The Victorians' private compartments, railway rugs and footwarmers have made way for air-conditioned carriages with airline-type seating, but the railways remain a giant and diverse anthology of structures from every period, and parts of the system are the oldest in the world. Using fresh research, keen observation and a wealth of cultural references, Bradley weaves from this network a remarkable story of technological achievement, of architecture and engineering, of shifting social classes and gender relations, of safety and crime, of tourism and the changing world of work. The Railways shows us that to travel through Britain by train is to journey through time as well as space. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.15 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 117. First. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.16

The White Princess
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The White Princess

By Gregory, Philippa

London: Simon and Schuster, 2013. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 527 pages. Family tree of the Houses of York, Lancaster and Tudor in Spring 1485. Map of London in 1485. Map of England and the Low Countries in 1485. Somewhere beyond the shores of England, a Pretender is mustering an army. He claims to be brother to the queen, and the true heir to the throne. But is he the lost boy sent into the unknown by his mother, the White Queen? Or a counterfeit prince - a low-born enemy to Henry Tudor and his York princess wife? When Henry Tudor picked up the crown of England from the mud of Bosworth Field he knew he would have to marry the princess of the rival house - Elizabeth of York - in an effort to unify a country divided by war for nearly two decades. But his bride was still in love with his enemy - and her mother and half of England still dreamed of a missing heir and a triumphant return for the House of York. The new Queen Elizabeth has to decide if she can stand by a king whose support and courage are crumbling before her eyes. She has to choose between Tudor and York, between her new husband and the boy who claims to be her beloved lost brother: the rose of York come home at last. L. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

Lancaster Down  -  The Extraordinary Tale of Seven Young Airmen at War
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Lancaster Down - The Extraordinary Tale of Seven Young Airmen at War

By Darlow, Stephen

London: Bounty, 2007. An As New copy in pictorial laminated boards with a dustjacket which has a close repaired tear and a stain (not visible to front) and is price clipped. 215 pages. 27 illustrations. Over 55,000 men from Bomber Command lost their lives in World War II. On one raid alone, Nuremburg in March 1944, more airmen lost their lives than were lost in the Battle of Britain. Historytells of nations of these men, mobilised to answer their country's call, fighting for ideals, living, dying, possibly returning home. One such man was Arthur Darlow, grandfather of the author, who was a pilot of a Lancaster crew in 405 RCAF Squadron, made up of British and Canadians. They were one of the legions of RAF bomber crews that took the offensive against Germany or most of the war. Their story, vividly recreated by Stephen Darlow is a special one. 116. Hard Cover. As New/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.77

The Taming of the Queen
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The Taming of the Queen

By Gregory, Philippa

London: Simon and Schuster, 2015. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. 441pages. Coloured endpapers of Henry VIII and Kateryn Parr. Family tree of the Tudor and Stuart Houses in 1543. Family Tree of Kateryn Parr's Family in 1543. Map of London in 1543. Map of England and France in 1543. Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse...Kateryn Parr, a thirty-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted sixteen months, the one before barely half a year. But Henry adores his new bride and Kateryn's trust in him grows as she unites the royal family, creates a radical study circle at the heart of the court, and rules the kingdom as Regent. But is this enough to keep her safe? A leader of religious reform and the first woman to publish in English, Kateryn stands out as an independent woman with a mind of her own. But she cannot save the Protestants, under threat for their faith, and Henry's dangerous gaze turns on her.The traditional churchmen and rivals for power accuse her of heresy - the punishment is death by fire and the king's name is on the warrant...From an author who has described all of Henry's queens comes a deeply intimate portrayal of the last: a woman who longed for passion, power and education at the court of a medieval killer. L. First. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$13.46

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