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Banners of Gold A Novel
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Banners of Gold A Novel

By Pamela Kaufman

NY: Three Rivers Press. New. 2002. Softcover. 0609809474 . New book, no markings. Slight shelfwear to cover (couple tiny creases, small indent on front cover) , otherwise as new. The sequel to the national bestseller, Shield of Three Lions. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The enchanting Alix of Wanthwaite returns in a suspenseful and richly textured adventure in which nothing less than the future of England is at stake. Alix is home at her beloved estate on the Scottish border when King Richard’s soldiers march into her castle and demand to take her to the Continent with them. King Richard has been captured while on Crusade, and Alix is among the nobles whose lives will be collateral for the king’s ransom. But when she’s delivered to Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard’s mother, she is dumbfounded to learn that the queen has other plans for her. King Richard needs an heir, Eleanor tells Alix. Repulsed by his queen, a homely religious fanatic, he has told his mother that the only woman he wants is the one he met on Crusade, when she was disguised as a boy. Richard wants Alix to be his mistress and the mother of the next Plantagenet king. Now a beguiling and irrepressible young woman, Alix faces more tribulations—and romance—on this trip to Europe, where affairs of the state and affairs of the heart are intricately intertwined. (305noto,10/12) .

$8.95

THE YOUNGER SET

By Robert W. Chambers

New York: A. L. Burt Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1907. Hardcover. Hardcover 1907, no dustjacket (as issued). Cover has light soiling, fading and some spotting to spine, light soiling/foxing to outer edge of pages. Corner bumping and light edgewear, tiny tears to some corners. Pages are all intact, with occasional light soiling, light creasing of some pages, last few pages have a small edge tear. Age tanning to pages and covers. Historical romantic fiction. ; 8vo; 513 pages; Robert W. Chambers (May 26, 1865-December 16, 1933) was an American artist and writer. Robert entered the Art Students' League at around the age of twenty, where the artist Charles Dana Gibson was his fellow student. Chambers studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, and at Julian's, in Paris from 1886 to 1893, and his work was displayed at the Salon as early as 1889. On his return to New York, he succeeded in selling his illustrations to Life, Truth, and Vogue magazines. Then, for reasons unclear, devoted his time to writing, producing his first novel, In the Quarter (1864). His most famous effort has to be The King in Yellow, a collection of weird fiction short stories, connected by the theme of a terrible play (to which the title refers) which drives those who read it insane. Apparently favouring sales and popularity over artistic merit, Chambers later turned to writing romantic fiction to earn a living. According to some estimates, Chambers was one of the most successful literary careers of his period, his later novels selling well and a handful achieving best-seller status. Many of his works were also serialized in magazines. (525,0315) .

$17.95

SWORD OF GOLDEN STUD
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SWORD OF GOLDEN STUD

By Carter, Ashley

Fawcett Gold Medal. Good. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Softcover. 0449138429 . First printing 1977. Pages are clean, with no markings. Two paper splits at spine within book but no loose pages. Cover has spine creasing, moderate wear to edges/corners, small cover creases and a small tear to front bottom. Age tanning to pages and inside covers. ; A Lance Horner Novel; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Review: "This story THE SWORD OF THE GOLDEN STUD is absolutely fabulous! I love the courage displayed by Jeff Carson or Bricktop (his slave name) in the face of danger. As a black man passing for white in the old South where he is being hunted by the white slave master who wants to beat him, castrate him and kill him, he manages to not only survive but thrive. He first works for Jean Lafitte in the slave trade, but he eventually comes into his own. He is brave, courageous and resilient. He is also a man most women wouldn't mind meeting. Virile, handsome, and well-endowed, in several scenes in the book he takes on two and three women (sometimes black, sometimes white) at once, and all night long, and is still going the next day. What a man! What I liked about him most is that he outwitted his opponents. You have to read it to believe it." (215noto) .

$4.35

Julia and the Master of Morancourt A Novel
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Julia and the Master of Morancourt A Novel

By Aylmer, Janet

NY: Harpercollins. New. 2009. First Edition. Softcover. 9780061672958 . New book, small remainder marking bottom edge of pages. ; From the author of Darcy's Story comes a novel of romance, family tragedy, and intrigue in a volatile England at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Julia Maitland had an idyllic childhood with her brother and younger sisters on her family's estate in rural Derbyshire. Upon reaching marriageable age, she looked forward to everything that her new status could bring: the excitements of her first “season” in society, a choice of handsome suitors, and—hopefully—a blissful future with a man she cherishes. But Julia's prospects take a disastrous turn with the sudden and unbearably tragic death of her soldier brother in the war against Napoleon and the loss of her father's investments. Within the span of a few weeks, she finds herself in London, then fashionable Bath, and ultimately chasing smugglers through the countryside in coastal Dorset. Yet through all the drama and turmoil she keeps alive her hopes for happiness and a love passionate, powerful, and true. (190os, 10/12) .

$7.50

Elena

By Cook, Thomas H.

Houghton Mifflin. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1986. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0395356326 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Pages and hardcover are clean and unmarked, bumping to spine ends and slight tanning to spine ends, light soiling upper edge of pages. Dustjacket has tannning to spine and edges, light edge wear and a few tiny edge tears, not clipped. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 435 pages; "Elena is a leisurely, elegant novel in the form of a biography, the story of an esteemed American novelist, a reclusive intellectual whose life was an exquisitely "considered" one. Born in 1910 in Standhope, Connecticut, to a "wandering father" and a mother who died insane, Elena Franklin won acclaim in New York as the young author of New England Maid. Her love affair with a left-wing journalist in the 1930s and her book about the Depression; expatriation in Paris; and her later years with her last lover, Southern historian Jason Findley, are the facts of a life less defined by events than by the deliberate development of a consciousness. After Elena's death and the publication of her biography, her older brother William, also a writer, tells the real story of her legendary life and the "invisible solitude that held her," a nostalgic narrative that reflects 70 years of social and literary history." (760, 0211) .

$12.95

Frozen Music

By Cobbold, Marika

McArthur & Company. Very Good. 1999. Softcover. 1552780759 . Large trade softcover. Pages clean and unmarked, age tanning to page edges and inside of covers. Cover has slight wear at corners and light scuffing, a bit of price sticker residue on front. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 376 pages; "Star-crossed lovers Esther Fisher and Linus Stendal have never met, but they've known about each other since they were children. In this quirky, appealing romance by Swedish native Cobbold (Guppies for Tea) , the two grow up in England and Sweden, respectively, hearing about each other via letters passed back and forth between Esther's mother and Linus's stepmother, who are old school friends. Linus, a dreamy child, chooses to be an architect, marries the wrong woman, has a son and is divorced; brainy, intense Esther becomes a socially conscious journalist and is convinced she'll never fall in love. Their lives are so different it seems impossible that they could ever meet, until Linus is awarded the assignment of his dreams, a commission to design an opera house in England....." (483noto) .

$8.50

DANCING GIRLS And Other Stories
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DANCING GIRLS And Other Stories

By Atwood, Margaret

Toronto: Seal Books. Very Good+. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0770428290 . Very nice, clean, tight condition, no markings. Cover has a couple light creases and a little scuffing. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 256 pages; This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence. Each of the fourteen stories shimmers with feelings, each illuminates the interior landscape of a woman's mind. Here men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms. Different houses, or even different worlds. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one on the most important writers in English today. (155-noto) .

$3.25

THE APRIL FOOLS
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THE APRIL FOOLS

By Johnston, William

Popular Library. Very Good. 1969. First Edition. Softcover. Pages clean and unmarked, no loose pages. Age tanning to pages and inside covers. Cover has light edgewear, a little moreso to corners and creasing to spine. "The charming and sophisticated story of two people who set out to give up all for love - and become the ultimate drop-outs." The basis for the motion picture with Jack Lemmon and Catherine Deneuve. [95-osl] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$4.25

EARTH'S WATERS
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EARTH'S WATERS

By Blades, Nicole

DC Books. Near Fine. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 1897190212 . Excellent condition, clean, tight and unmarked, slight corner wear to cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Young, sea-loving Lily (née Harriette) is aptly nicknamed after a floating flower. A Bajan high school drop-out, she subsists passively in her grandmother’s house at the sufferance of a stern, fundamentalist task-mistress, one who malignly sees in Lily her lost, promiscuous, “wutless” mother. Adrift, born into an “island paradise” which offers few choices to her kind, she must nevertheless identify, then gain the grit and spiritual wherewithal to make them, if she’s to escape an out-of-control life of serial beatings at the hands of her first “man, ” the charismatic, brutal, and finally murderous Goldie (Colvin) Edwards. Through the counsel of her appalled friend Sophie and the wisdoms of a pair of beach Rastas encountered beside her beloved Caribbean, she slowly learns not only that she is, indeed, a lovely flower, but The Rock she must leave via the freedom of primal yet navigable waters, has been the stumbling block set before an unloved female self. With a brilliant ear for both dialogue and dialect, and a great gift for ensemble scenes, Canadian-Bajan novelist Nicole Blades plants us firmly on the soil, not of the tourists’, but of the natives’ contemporary Caribbean. [284-osl] .

$10.50

FOR RICHER FOR RICHER
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FOR RICHER FOR RICHER

By Gray, Dulcie

London: MacDonald & Co.. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1970. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0356030571 . Ex-library book with brodart cover & usual ex-lib type markings, back pocket, top stamp & dot. Jacket very good under brodart, which has some scuffing.. Pages are clean other than a few earmarks & tape mark inside covers. Light soiling to outer edge of pages. "From London to Tenerife, from Tenerife to Morocco, the author traces a pattern of fidelity and infidelity - the mores and machinations of four people inextricably involved - a novel of sustained suspense. The author's 12th novel. [362-noto] ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$36.50

ANARCHISTS IN LOVE

By Spencer, Colin

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover interior is clean & tight, a little age tanning to endpapers, light soiling outer edge of pages, bumping to corners. Jacket has age tanning, light soiling, several tiny edge tears, edge rubbing & a tiny peeled area on front, not clipped. "The anarchists of the story are Sunday and Reg....set against the background of Brighton, with its colour, crowds and teeming life; its mad vulgarity, its strange perverted people in the pubs, and its swiftly changing beauty. The author's sharp eye for colour and physical detail beings to this novel astonishing vitality..." [475]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$14.50

FIFTH LIFE OF THE CAT WOMAN
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FIFTH LIFE OF THE CAT WOMAN

By Dexter, Kathleen

Berkley Books. New. 2002. Softcover. 0425186180 . New & unread, small remainder mark across bottom edge of pages, slight shelfwear to edges & one corner crease. "The Catwoman is on her fifth life. She has survived witch hunts, ignorance, and poverty. And now, she seeks refuge amidst the company of fifty cats on her own private oasis, a mirage. But when a stranger named Angelo enters her isolated world, Kat is forced to face her fear. Sweetly and subtly, he courts and coaxes her back into the real world, convincing her to become a teacher of history. And Kat, ready to embrace this new struggle, falls hopelessly in love with life, with teaching, and with Angelo. " [229-notosl] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$11.50

DIVIDED PASSIONS
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DIVIDED PASSIONS

By Tisseyre, Michelle

Key Porter Books. Near Fine. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 1552630250 . Excellent condition - clean & unmarked. Very light edgewear/light scuffing to cover. French flaps. Originally published in French as LA PASSION DE JEANNE. ) Novel of a powerful Quebec politician and his much younger wife, set against the turbulent background of World War I, the anti-conscription riots in Quebec, the Roaring Twenties and the onset of the Great Depression. [427-notosl]; 8vo .

$7.50

NICOLETTE A Novel Novel
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NICOLETTE A Novel Novel

By Zend, Robert

Cacanadadada Press. Very Good+. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. Very nice, clean, tight condition. Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover & usual type markings. Light edgewear, light scuffing, a little pink ink marking to bottom corner, light soiling outer edges. Interior pages clean & unmarked. Non-paginated. "Robert Zend takes us into a time warp across two continents as his obsessive love for Nicolette, the unconquered muse, defies fate and gives birth to Nicolette, the book. " [osl]; 8vo .

$8.55

JANUARY, FEBRUARY, JUNE OR JULY
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JANUARY, FEBRUARY, JUNE OR JULY

By Porter, Helen Fogwell

Newfoundland: Breakwater Books. Very Good+. 1988. First Edition. Softcover. 0920911277 . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Light wear to one edge & corners, a little soiling bottom edge of pages. Internal pages clean & unmarked. Cover appears to be a little faded around spine area, although this may be the way the color was originally (not sure). " In this, her first novel, Helen Porter introduces us to Heather Novak, a young woman at odds with the world, attempting to cope with the consequences with her first, brief love affair. Porter examines Heather's relationships with her family, her peers, and a young man who-as did her father years before-leaves her to face alone the painful process of growing up. " (*shipping will be reduced to some locations) [osl]; 8vo .

$11.00

UNEARNED PLEASURES
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UNEARNED PLEASURES

By Hegi, Ursula

Scribner Paperbacks. Fine. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 0684844850 . Excellent, near new condition, clean & unmarked, a little scuffing to cover. " In this stunning collection of stories, bestselling author Ursula Hegi focuses on the problems of love -- familial, parental, conjugal, and emergent. With compassion and her "unfailing immediacy of language, " she raises the struggles of her characters to a plane of recognition that enables them to transcend despair. Life and death, age and youth, attained hopes and unearned pleasures, provide the human settings for a brilliant exploration of life at its most pointed and significant...." (300osl) ; 8vo .

$5.55

FORMENTERA

By MacSkimming, Roy

Toronto: New Press. Very Good. 1972. First Edition. Softcover. 0887701515 . Author's first book. Light edge & corner wear, scuffing to covers. A small ink spill on one outer edge has affected the outer edge of a few pages, light soiling to outer edge of pages. A love story of three expatriates, set on a small Mediterranean island Ibiza. Rich, sensual detail evokes the experience of a generation seeking adventure and beauty in Europe. (400-osl? ) ; 8vo .

$22.50

THE BAGGY KNEED CAMEL BLUES
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THE BAGGY KNEED CAMEL BLUES

By McVay, Daniel

CT: Knights Press. Very Good+. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0915175037 . Very good condition cover has light edge and corner wear. Pages all intact and clean other than embossed name stamp on endpage. Light age tanning inside covers and some page edges. "Tad wanders the cobblestoned streets of Barcelona, confusing reality, fantasies, mind games and memories...Until he meets Gunter easily the most gorgeous Viking ever to set foot on Spanish soil and they begin their rocky love affair. " Gay Fiction. (os? ) ; 8vo; 209 pages .

$9.95

BANANA ROSE
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BANANA ROSE

By Goldberg, Natalie

Bantam Books. Very Good. 1995. Not First Edition. Softcover. 055337513X . Clean, tight condition. Light edge/corner wear to cover, a little spotting outer edge of pages. Pages clean and intact other than second blank endpage has been clipped out. "Nell Schwartz, a Brooklyn-born Jewish girl who moves to the Taos of communes and sweet cedar smoke, transforms herself into Banana Rose (because she's "bananas") , falls in love with a horn player named Gaughin, and believes they can stop time if they just love hard enough. " ; 8vo .

$3.95

THE ILLUMINATI CONSPIRACY Ulverscroft Large Print
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THE ILLUMINATI CONSPIRACY Ulverscroft Large Print

By Rees, Richard

Leicester: Ulverscroft. Very Good+. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0708937837 . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with a few library markings, no jacket as issued. Very light corner wear, interior pages clean & tight. "In 1802, Lieutenant Richard Machen is released from active service in the Navy. He plans to travel to his old home on the Gower Peninsula, where he grew up in the company of the beautiful Jane Ashford. But when he breaks his journey in London, Machen witnesses a cruel murder, and when he arrives in Gower, all is sadly changed. The young officer is drawn into a mystery which will lead him inexorably towards the centre of an astounding plot to overthrow the government. "; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$11.50

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