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    THE LAST PLEASURE GARDEN by Jackson, Lee

    United Kingdom: William Heinemann Ltd. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2006. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0434012491 . A near fine new 2nd printing hardcover slightly tanned to the text-block edges in a near fine slightly shelf-worn dustwrapper supplied in a new removable archival sleeve. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. .


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    The Queen`s Man Book 6 in John Shakespeare series by Rory Clements

    -: John Murray, -. -. Paperback. good. -. Synopsis:-From Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, comes The Queen`s Man, the sixth in his acclaimed bestselling John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series. England is a Judas nest of conspiracyIt is 1582, and the conflict between Protestant and Catholic threatens to tear the country in two. While Queen Elizabeth I holds the reins of power, there are those whose loyalty lies with her imprisoned cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. On his first major mission for Sir Francis Walsingham, the young John Shakespeare is ordered to discover a conspiracy to free the Stuart queen from Sheffield Castle. All too soon, he realises that the tentacles of the plot reach deep into his native Warwickshire and threaten his own friends and family. His duty lies with Elizabeth - but how far will he go to protect those he loves?-> this Paperbackbook the publishing house is John Murray in 2014 it has 484 pages we have grade it as good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc No Noticeable defects it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    $24.75

    The Last Days Of Pompeii by Sir Edward G.E. Bulwer-Lytton

    This book is in very good condition. There is minimal to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is no bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The previous owners name and motto is stamped on the inside cover of the front cover board. The pages are slightly yellowed and tanned, but clear of any markings. "Quid sit futurum, fuge quaerere; et Quem fors dierum cunque dabit, lucro Appone; nec dulces amores Sperne, puer, neque tu choreas." - Hor. lib. I. Od. ix....." - Book 1, Chapter 1 from The Last Days Of Pompeii


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    £2.83

    Love for Sale Fourth book in the Grace and Favor series by Churchill

    -: HarperCollins, -. -. Paperback. good. -. Synopsis:-"Sister and brother Lily and Robert Brewster, raised in the lap of luxury, may no longer have a penny to their names, but at least they have a roof over their heads - which is more than many can say in this bleak November of 1932. This is thanks to their eccentric great-uncle, whose will allows them to live in his mansion on a sprawling estate in Voorburgon-Hudson. And now there`s even some cash rolling in, since the Brewsters have taken part-time teaching duties at the local grade school." "But their luck turns sour when a mysterious and badly disguised stranger comes to Grace and Favor willing to pay generously to have a secret meeting there shortly before the presidential election. Are they gangsters? Pretty Boy Floyd is rumored to be somewhere near. Or worse, are they a rabid pro-Hoover political group trying to stop Roosevelt from being elected at the last minute by making up some nasty gossip about him?" When one of the mystery guests is murdered in his bath, a little boy is kidnapped, and Chief Howard Walker can`t find anywhere to house all his suspects except the local Hospital for the Criminally Insane, the pace becomes hectic. In the end a local woman, a secretary from upriver whom Lily has befriended, and one of the children at the school provide the vital clues that allow Lily to put two and two together. But only after a wild car chase with three women -> this Paperbackbook the publishing house is HarperCollins in 2004 it has 266 pages we have grade it as good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc No Noticeable defects it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    $50.00

    The Hour by Bernard DeVoto

    The dust jacket for this book is not in very good condition. However, The book itself, hard cover and all is in better condition. One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto's The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink -- properly.


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    £3.54

    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

    -: The Chicken House, -. -. Paperback. good. -. Synopsis:-Winter has come early to Venice. Two orphaned children are on the run, hiding among the crumbling canals and misty alleyways of the city. Befriended by a gang of street children and their mysterious leader, the Thief Lord, they shelter in an old, disused cinema. On their trail is a bungling detective, obsessed with disguises and the health of his pet tortoises. But a greater threat to the boys` new-found freedom is something from a forgotten past-a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself. Wonderful. An exciting and richly atmospheric thriller told in the best storytelling tradition by a bestselling international children`s author.-> this Paperbackbook the publishing house is The Chicken House in 2002 it has 348 pages we have grade it as good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc No Noticeable defects it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    THE DEMON ARCHER by Doherty, Paul

    United Kingdom: Headline. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 0747222398 . A Very Good First Edition hardcover (full number line ends in '1') in a Very Good unclipped dustjacket. The book is in clean red boards, with bumping to spine ends, and sharp corners. Internally, no writing or stamps, unmarked pages, a little tanned to the text-block edges. The bright dustjacket is lightly bumped to the edges - supplied in a new removable archival sleeve. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. .


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    The Far Side of the Sun by Kate Furnivall

    -: Sphere Books, -. -. Paperback. good. -. Synopsis:-With beautiful blue skies, sandy beaches, and glorious sunshine, the Bahamas is a slice of heaven. But in 1943, the world is at war and even paradise isn`t safe. Twenty-three-year-old Dodie Wyatt thought she had escaped her turbulent past - but one night her peace is shattered when she chooses to help a man she finds stabbed in an alleyway. On the other side of Nassau, wealthy diplomat`s wife Ella Stanford plays the role she has been born into, throwing herself into charitable work and charming her husband`s powerful friends. But she has secrets to keep - and those secrets could put her life in danger. When one of the richest men in the world is found dead, these two very different women - Dodie, a shy introvert, and Ella, a confident socialite - are drawn together. With the unstable island spiralling into violence, deceit, greed, and death, Dodie and Ella have only each other to rely on, as their lives are torn apart.-> this Paperbackbook the publishing house is Sphere Books in 2014 it has 378 pages we have grade it as good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc No Noticeable defects it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    $69.99

    All Aces by Rex Stout

    First printing For Viking Press. The book looks new, unread and clean. Edges are sharp and fine. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. The book itself is very nice. There is a marking on the first page. Only twice since Rex Stout began to record his adventures in detection has Nero Wolfe left his home for an extended stay. The first time was when he attended a convention of chefs ( Too Many Cooks ). This time he goes to exhibit his orchids, and again he arrives at the scene of a murder before it happens. A prize bull is suspected of the killing, but Wolfe knows better, although he keeps his opinion to himself because he prefers not to take on another investigation away from home. When it proves impossible to keep out of the case he agrees to take a hand and the mystery is as good as solved, even though it does look at times as though Wolfe has, for once, met his match. The story is told in the usual breezy Rex Stout manner — the breeziness being supplied chiefly by Archie Goodwin — and anybody who reads detective stories can tell you that Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe make a combination that is hard to beat.


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    Under a Blood Red Sky by Kate Furnivall

    -: Sphere Books, -. -. Paperback. good. -. Synopsis:-Davinsky Labour Camp, Siberia, 1933: Sofia Morozova knows she has to escape. Only two things have sustained her through the bitter cold, aching hunger and hard labour: the prospect of one day walking free; and the stories told by her friend Anna, beguiling tales of a charmed upbringing in Petrograd ? and of Anna`s fervent love for a passionate revolutionary, Vasily. So when Anna falls gravely ill, Sofia makes a promise to escape the camp and find Vasily: to chase the memory that has for so long spun hope in both their hearts. But Sofia knows that times have changed. Russia, gripped by the iron fist of Communism, is no longer the country of her friend`s childhood. Her perilous search takes her from industrial factories to remote villages, where she discovers a web of secrecy and lies, but also bonds of courage and loyalty ? and an overwhelming love that threatens her promise to Anna.-> this Paperbackbook the publishing house is Sphere Books in 2008 it has 502 pages we have grade it as good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc No Noticeable defects it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    $80.00

    Death Of A Dude by Rex Stout

    This book is in good condition. However, the cover has wear on the front, back and spine. The edges are worn especially on the spine. The corners are bumped and there is writing on the front end page. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but the binding is still tight and solid. Archie Goodwin is part of a house party at Lily Rowan's vacation home in Montana when a murder brings Nero Wolfe from New York to take a hand. Uniquely for a Nero Wolfe novel, it takes place entirely away from the brownstone on West 35th Street. Some Buried Ceasar came close, but returned to the brownstone for a brief coda; Too Many Cooks similarly came very close, but includes a brief description of the departure from the brownstone, including the good-byes from Fritz, Saul and Theodore.


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    The Anger of God Sorrowful Brother Athelstan by Paul Doherty

    -: Headline, -. Paperback. good. -. Synopsis:-The Anger Of God (1993) (The fourth book in the Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan series)In 1379, John of Gaunt has the English crown and the kingdom is seething with discontent. Pesents are planning a revolt organized by the leader "Ira Dei", the anger of God. When Gaunt`s plans are ruined by a series of murders the regent calls on Sir John Cranston and Brother Athelsan to assist.-> this Paperbackbook the publishing house is Headline in 1994 it has 247 pages we have grade it as good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc Reasonable used book it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    $19.00

    The Fala Factor by Kaminsky, Stuart M

    New York: St. Martin's Press. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1984. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0312279671 . Signed by Kaminsky on the title page. Convinced that her famous Scottish terrier, Fala, has been kidnapped and replaced with an inferior pooch, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt asks L. A. Private Eye Toby Peters to find the real Fala. ; 174 pages; Signed by Author .


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    House of the Red Slayer Mysteries Brother Athelstan by Paul Doherty

    -: Headline, -. Paperback. good. -. Synopsis:-(The Red Slayer) (The second book in the Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan series) The Constable of the Tower of London, Sir Ralph Whitton, is found murdered in a cold, bleak chamber. The door is still locked from the inside and guarded by trusted retainers - so how did the assassin get in? And why was Sir Ralph so terrified by a message he received a few days before his death?-> this Paperbackbook the publishing house is Headline in 1992 it has 280 pages we have grade it as good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc Reasonable used book it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    CORTES THE CONQUERER: His Romance with Dona Marina by Porter, Elizabeth Cannon

    United States: Dorrance & Company. Fair. 1944. Hardcover. READING COPY - A Fair hardcover without dustjacket. Book is in slightly soiled orange cloth boards with ding to the edge. Internally, no writing or stamps, lightly tanned pages. Map endpapers. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland.; 415 pages .


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    £4.79

    A Plague on Both Your Houses Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory

    -: Sphere Books, -. Paperback. very good/-. -. Synopsis:-A Plague On Both Your Houses (The first book in the Matthew Bartholomew series) In the tradition of Ellis Peters, A Plague on Both Your Houses introduces the physician Matthew Bartholomew, whose unorthodox but effective treatment of his patients frequently draws accusations of heresy from his more traditional colleagues. Besides his practice, Bartholomew is teacher of Medicine at Michaelhouse, part of the fledgling University of Cambridge. In 1348, the inhabitants of Cambridge live under the shadow of a terrible pestilence that has ravaged Europe and is travelling relentlessly eastward towards England. Bartholomew, however, is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse - a death the University authorities do not want investigated. When three more scholars die in mysterious circumstances, Bartholomew defies the University and begins his own enquiry. His pursuit for the truth leads him into a complex tangle of lies and intrigue that causes him to question the innocence of his closest friends, and even his family. And then the Black Death finally arrives and Bartholomew is dragged deeper and deeper into a quagmire which threatens not only his life, but the continued existence of the University and the future of the town.-> this Paperback book the publishing house is Sphere Books in 2012 it has 406 pages booksalvation have grade it as very good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc Reasonable used book it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    The Heir of Douglas: Being a New Solution to the Old Mystery of the Douglas Cause by De La Torre, Lillian

    Knopf, 1952-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Good Plus. Very Good Plus First Edition in Good Plus dust jacket. Binding is tight, pages are clean. Jacket has shelf wear, chipping, and a couple of small tears. Will ship in archival quality Brodart jacket.


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    A Summer of Discontent Book 8 Matthew Bartholomew by Susanna Gregory

    -: Time Warner , -. Paperback. very good/-. -. Synopsis:-Matthew Bartholomew jumps at the chance to travel to Ely with Brother Michael, as it will give him a unique opportunity to study in the richly stocked library of the Benedictine priory. Michael has been summoned to the city by his bishop, but it isn`t until they arrive that they discover the reason - the bishop has been accused of murder. The charge seems ludicrous, but Michael takes the investigation seriously and energetically sets about his task. Almost immediately he discovers that there appears to have been a series of unexplained deaths in the area. At the same time Bartholomew comes across an underground movement of rebellion against the church and the tithes they demand from the laity, and the two men also learn that there has been a spate of burglaries which are being blamed on a band of travellers. Then a fellow of the priory is murdered almost under their noses. Can this death be connected to the others? Are all the killings linked to the burgeoning rebellion in the city? Once again Susanna Gregory has created a superbly crafted mystery narrated with wit and style against a perfectly realised period background.-> this Paperback book the publishing house is Time Warner in 2003 it has 520 pages booksalvation have grade it as very good and Has A Few Scuffs Marks Etc Reasonable used book it will be shipped from our UK warehouse shipping is Free for UK buyers and at a reasonable charge for buyer outside the UK


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    $105.00

    And Four To Go by Rex Stout

    This book is in very good condition except for the dust jacket. It is in acceptable condition THe dust Jacket is worn, torn and fading. The previous owner's name is written at the top of the first page. Four Nero Wolfe novels in miniature, published in book form for the first time. Christmas Party, Easter Parade, Fourth of July Picnic and Murder is no Joke. There is a marking on the first page.


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    A CONSPIRACY OF VIOLENCE by Gregory, Susanna

    United Kingdom: Time Warner. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 0316731102 . A very good 1st British edition hardcover slightly bumped spine ends and a little toned and foxed to the top and bottom text-block edges in a near fine unclipped dustwrapper a touch creased to the edges - supplied in a new removable archival sleeve. A very nice copy of this book. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. .


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    The Great Wall Of China by Franz Kafka

    This book is in fair condition The binding is loose and there is a large amount of wear on the cover as well as stains on the cloth board. The previous owner's name is written on the front page. The Great Wall of China ( German : Beim Bau der Chinesischen Mauer ) is the first posthumous collection of short stories by Franz Kafka published in Germany in 1931. It was edited by Max Brod and Hans Joachim Schoeps and collected previously unpublished short stories, incomplete stories, fragments and aphorisms written by Kafka between 1917 and 1924. The first English translation by Willa and Edwin Muir was published by Martin Secker in 1933. The same translation was published in 1946 by Shocken Books.


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    £9.95

    Laura Blundy by Myerson, Julie

    United Kingdom: Fourth Estate Ltd. Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 1841153206 . SIGNED BY AUTHOR - A Very Good Plus First Edition hardcover (full number line starts with '1') in a Very Good Plus dustjacket. Book is in clean black boards, bumped to the spine ends and corners, with slight spine lean. Signed by author to title page, unmarked pages, slightly toned to the upper text-block edge. The price-intact dustwrapper is lightly shelf-worn and creased to upper edge - supplied in a new removable archival sleeve. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland. ; Signed by Author .


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    The Road To Tyburn by Christopher Hibbert

    This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back and spine of the cover boards. There are also some stains on the cover boards. The edges of the cover boards are also worn and the corners are bumped. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are no markings in the book "This biography of Jack Sheppard is based mainly on contemporary pamphlets, newspapers, and trial reports in the British Museum, the Bodleian Library, and the Inner Temple Library. It is intended as a work of entertainment rather than of scholarship; but for those who may be interested I have added a list of books of which i have made use in filling in the background to Sheppard's strange story. Of recent writers I am particularly indebted to Dr. M. Dorothy George, Mr. Peter Quennell, Mr. Patrick Pringle, and Dr. Leon Radzinowicz...." - Note from The Road To Tyburn: The Story of Jack Sheppard And The Eighteenth-Century London Underworld


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    THE PARLIAMENT HOUSE by Marston, Edward

    United Kingdom: Alison & Busby Limited. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. 0749082852 . A near fine new 1st edition hardcover (full number line ending in "1") slightly tanned to the text-block edges in a new dustwrapper a touch creased to upper edge supplied in a new removable archival sleeve. Carefully packaged and despatched within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland.; Christopher Redmayne Myster; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 245 pages .


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    $52.36

    The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham

    This book is in good condition.There is little to no wear on the front, back, spine and edges of the cover boards. There is no bumping on the corners of the cover boards. The pages are yellowed and tanned, but there are no marking inside the book. "Glenway Wescott the critic has aptly told the reason for the popularity of W. Somerset Maugham among so many classes of readers today: "He is the dean of novelists writing in English at present. He is the one, the only one, who for more than a quarter century has had the admiration of an elite of highly cultivated, sophisticated readers and of a sufficient number of good fellow-writers, with increasing influence on the younger ones; and at the same time he has given great moral pleasure to, and affected the lives of, a million or more ordinary mortals...." - International Collectors Library Presents - The Moon and Sixpence


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