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Jane Austen, A Family Record

By: Austen-Leigh, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1996

Edition: First Edition Thus

Our Product Number: 605737

ISBN: 0760702497

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Full number line. Genealogical tables . 326 pages. All the documented facts concerning the novelist are collected in this detailed account of Jane Austen's life, background and literary career. Her role within an affectionate and talented family group is described in the Austens' own words, showing how Jane was valued as daughter, sister, aunt and friend. The book demonstrates how Jane transformed the details of her peaceful life in the Hampshire countryside, along with ... View more info

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The Stephen King Companion

By: Beahm (Ed.), George

Price: $5.79

Publisher: Kansas City, Andrews and McMeel: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition

Our Product Number: 607150

ISBN: 0836204557

Condition: Very Good


Edgewear at head and tail of spine. 311 pages View more info

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Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography

By: Buckley Jr., William F.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Regnery Publishing, Inc.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 604142

ISBN: 0895260891

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Bumped corner; small scrape on surface of dj . Deckle-edge pages; includes a CD-Rom; pictorial endpapers; Protected in a removable archival cover. . 256 pages. with CD View more info

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Dorothy L. Sayers: A Careless Rage for Life

By: Coomes, David

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Oxford, ENG, Lion Publishing: 1992.

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 606842

ISBN: 0745919227

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


256 pages View more info

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Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks: Fifty Years of Mysteries in the Making

By: Curran, John

Price: $23.25

Publisher: New York, Harper: 2009

Edition: First US Edition

Our Product Number: 608938

ISBN: 0061988367

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Crease down center of dust jacket . Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover.I Red boards with cream spine imprinted in gold with title and author. llustrated end papers. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 492 pages. Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks is the fascinating exploration of the contents of Agatha Christie’s long hidden notebooks, including illustrations, analyses, and two previously unpublished Hercule Poirot short stories. Not only will Chr... View more info

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Maeve Binchy: The Biography

By: Dudgeon, Piers

Price: $13.99

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Minotaur: 2014

Edition: First US Edition

Our Product Number: 608004

ISBN: 1250047145

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


335 pages View more info

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John Mortimer: The Secret Lives of Rumpole's Creator

By: Lord, Graham

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Thomas Dunne Books: 2006

Edition: First US Edition

Our Product Number: 605346

ISBN: 0312330820

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


1/8 inch closed tear at top of back d j cover. 336 pages. In Britain every generation produces a national treasure, a lovable figure so English that he could not possibly be of any other nationality, and Sir John Mortimer is just such a figure. Mortimer has delighted millions all over the world with seven television series about the gloriously larger-than-life fictional barrister Horace Rumpole --- Rumpole of the Bailey --- as well as novels, autobiographies, stage play... View more info

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For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming + James Bond

By: MacIntinyre, Ben

Price: $11.99

Publisher: London, ENG, Bloomsbury: 2009

Our Product Number: 608941

ISBN: 0747598665

Condition: Fine


236 pages. 'I am going to write the spy story to end all spy stories' One morning in February 1952, a journalist called Ian Fleming sat down at his desk and set about creating a fictional secret agent. James Bond was born and would go on to become one of the most successful, enduring and lucrative creations in literature. But Bond's world of glamour and romance, gadgets and cocktails, espionage and villainy wasn't entirely drawn from imagination: Fleming's background and... View more info

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Had She but Known: A Biography of Mary Roberts Rinehart

By: MacLeod, Charlotte

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Pr: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 605865

ISBN: 0892964448

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Closed tear at back flap . 335 pages. The life of America's first best-selling suspense novelist and playwright is presented in full detail, from Rinehart's role as a World War I trench reporter to her fascination with native American culture. National ad/promo. View more info

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Evelyn Waugh's Officers, Gentlemen, and Rogues: The Fact Behind His Fiction

By: Phillips, Gene D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Nelson Hall: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 603763

ISBN: 0882291726

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Previous owner's bookplate on inside cover. Small amount of edgewear to d j . 180 pages. Based on his close study of Waugh's diary and his interviews with family members, the author illuminates the extent to which the English writer transformed the facts of his life into fiction View more info

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Old Books, Rare Friends: Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion

By: Stern, Madeline B.; Rostenberg, Leona

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Main Street Books: 1998

Edition: First Edition Thus

Our Product Number: 605155

ISBN: 0385485158

Condition: Fine


Full number line.. 292 pages. Louisa May Alcott once wrote that she had taken her pen for a bridegroom. Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern, friends and business partners for fifty years, have in many ways taken up their pens and passion for literature much in the same way. The "Holmes & Watson" of the rare book business, Rostenberg and Stern are renowned for unlocking the hidden secret of Louisa May Alcott's life when they discovered her pseudonym, A.M. Barnard... View more info

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A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812

By: Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher

Price: $7.98

Publisher: New York, Vintage: 1991

Our Product Number: 604579

ISBN: 0679733760

Condition: Very Good


Crease to back cover. 464 pages. Drawing on the diaries of a midwife and healer in eighteenth-century Maine, this intimate history illuminates the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of the New England frontier. View more info